L&T Wins Chennai Metro Line-3’s Elevated OMR Section’s Work

Larsen & Toubro today emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing Chennai Metro Line-3’s first 10 km elevated package between Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur after Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) opened financial bids for package C3-CP08-EV-01/RT-01.

This is a retender of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2‘s Package CP08-EV-01 which received 3 bids in July 2021. The tender got cancelled in December 2021 due to a major redesign of the line from a double-decker viaduct for vehicles and metro trains to separate parallel structures.

The scope of this corridor includes an approximately 10 km viaduct starting from a ramp south of Taramani Link Road Station with 10 stations on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).

CMRL re-invited bids for its construction financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in December 2021 with a 36 month deadline and an unknown estimate. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 6 bidders.

Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/CORRIDOR3/C3-CP08-EV-01/RT-01/2021

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
GR Infraprojects1211.59
JMC Projects India1252.47
HCC – KEC JV1288.54
DRA Infracon1592.08

Brief Scope: Construction of elevated viaduct (approximate length-10 km) including elevated ramp and ten (10) elevated metro stations at Nehru Nagar, Kandanchavadi Perungudi, Thoraipakkam, Mettukuppam, PTC Colony, Okkiyampet, Karapakkam, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and Shalinganagallur

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package between Sholinganallur – Nehru Nagar – view Phase 2 info & route map

Like other Phase 2 packages, CMRL’s estimate for this is unknown, so I can’t provide an assessment on how L&T’s bid is placed and what the next steps look like.

Technical bids for the 10.13 km second and final elevated section of Line-3 (Sholinganallur Lake – SIPCOT 2) are currently scheduled to be opened on May 10. A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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16 Responses to "L&T Wins Chennai Metro Line-3’s Elevated OMR Section’s Work"

  1. Krishna Mohan Rao A N says:

    Good CMRL

  2. Samuel says:

    Oh again l&t!! That’s not surprising! But HCC KEC could have won cause they’re doing a great job!

    • Anoop says:

      Why not L&T? Just asking out of curiosity being an L&Tite.

      • Samuel says:

        As you see, for orange line 4, l&t and HCC KEC both started the work at the same time only, but within few months HCC KEC built numerous pillars and now they even started launching u girders. But l&t just now casted it’s pillars near saligramam and their work is too slow compared to HCC KEC. Even in red line 5, works are slower.

  3. Pk says:

    Wow.. with just a 70crore diff L&T captured 1000crore project.. Others just 3 crore difference from each other..

    • L KAMALAKSH RAO says:

      Why doubt?
      L&T is most reputed in infrastructure building and above all I am informed L&T does not entertain any bribery .
      This is a great point.
      They have the wherewithal to mange huge projects.

  4. Katta says:

    L&T 👍Great Celebrate time

  5. Rsankar says:

    Why they not give chances to other Indian companies.

  6. ARAVINDRAJ C M says:

    Will we get any metro station for Tambaram route?

  7. Janish says:

    The difference between L&T and the highest budder is 480 crores..just cant imagine how big the amount is.. best wishes to L&T on winning the bid

  8. Bsr says:

    When’s the work expected to start in OMR? There’s no ground work happening here as part of corridor 3. However as part of corridor 5 work has started in perumbakkam and adjoining areas

  9. Illanya says:

    How do you get this much detailed information?

  10. Illanya says:

    Are you authorised to publish all these details?

  11. AYYAPPAN says:

    Who win the tender of “CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/C3-ECV-01/RT-01/2022” , SHOLINGANALLUR LAKE-I,to SIRUSERI SIPCOT-2 with 9 nos Station cum viaduct for 10KM


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