ITD Begins Work on Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Casting Yard

ITD Cementation India has in the past fortnight started ground work to setup a casting yard for Chennai Metro Line-4’s 10 km underground section connecting Power House Ramp – Light House Station.

The yard in Muthukadu along ECR will be used to cast approximately 9000 tunnel ring segments for constructing the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project’s 5.15 km Package UG-01 (Bharathidasan Road Station to Light House) and 4.877 km Package UG-02 (Kodambakkam Flyover Station to Bharathidasan Road Station).

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) had awarded ITD with both package’s civil contracts in January 2022 for a combined contract value of Rs. 3743.24 crore and 48 month deadline.

The firm has since mobilized men and machinery and started geotechnical soil investigation work (see pics) to revalidate previous findings to help properly design and construct the line’s twin tunnels and stations.

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing package UG-01 between Bharathidasan Road Station to Light House Station – view Phase 2 info & route map

ITD Cem plans to deploy four tunnel boring machines (TBMs). I hear 3 of those will be refurbished from Mumbai Metro Line-3’s Package UGC-04 (Herrenknecht S1073, S1074 and S1075). In addition, a new TBM will be procured from Herrenknecht with all 4 slated to undergo factory acceptance tests in the coming months at Herrenknecht’s plant in Tamil Nadu.

For more updates, check out the Chennai section or my Home Page! Sign up for free instant email notifications on new posts over here. Like this post? See how you can get early-access to updates and support the site over here.


written by

Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

9 Responses to "ITD Begins Work on Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Casting Yard"

  1. Tahseen says:

    @the metro rail guy

    Could you please update the status for Patna Metro Underground Project PC-03 executing by L&T.


    • TMRG says:

      Barricades are up at a couple spots and geotechnical investigation is underway. Will try to put a post together.

  2. Kartik says:


    I noticed on your indore metro page that you have mentioned the under construction figure as 5.29 km which is IN01 package being excited by dilip buildcon.
    But RVNL has also started it’s work on packages IN03. So their 10.9 km section should also be added to this figure.
    The total figure then becomes 11.1 km.

    Also KSM Nasir Mohammad and Sons has started the levelling work for the depot.

  3. Selvam says:

    Would you know the location of the casting yard in/outskirts of city, used by ITD?

  4. Hi sir Sri Banashankari transport Bangalore says:

    Hi sir Sri Banashankari transport Bangalore my working experience Bangalore hosur road itd cem India L&T project underground all vehicles water tanker water tanker slary desbosal

  5. Suri S says:

    Good to see these professional postings and good prompt replies from TMRG


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply to Selvam Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *