Larsen & Toubro last week was awarded a Rs. 963 crore contract to construct Chennai Metro Line-3’s first 10 km elevated package (CPO8) between Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur by Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL).
The scope of this Chennai Metro Phase 2 section includes an approximately 10 km viaduct starting from a ramp south of Taramani Link Road Station with 10 stations on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).
After a major redesign in 2021, 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 2022 to reveal 6 bidders and L&T emerged as the lowest bidder in April.
Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/CORRIDOR3/C3-CP08-EV-01/RT-01/2021
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
Back in mid-May, CMRL received 7 bids for Line-3’s 10.13 km second and final elevated section (ECV-01) connecting Sholinganallur Lake – SIPCOT 2. Going by CP8’s experience, financial bids are likely to be opened in July.
This is L&T’s 2nd contract for Line-3 and overall 5th contract in Phase 2. A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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