4 firms have submitted bids to supply and install standard gauge tracks for Chennai Metro’s Line-5 after Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) opened technical bids for Package C-5-CP18B-ATW-12 on Saturday.
This new 47 km primarily-elevated corridor of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project will run in a north-south orientation to connect Madhavaram – Sholinganallur via 48 stations.
This tender’s scope includes track-work between Madhavaram Milk Colony and CMBT Station and inside Madhavaram Depot. Back in April, Larsen & Toubro emerged as the lowest bidder for the line’s CMBT – Sholinganallur section.
CMRL invited tenders for this systems contract, financed by JICA, in January 2022 with a Rs. 194 crore estimate and 1006 day deadline + 730 day (DLP).
- KEC International Ltd.
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
- Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.
Brief Scope: Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge including all associated works in Underground, Elevated and Madhavaram Depot of Chennai Metro Rail Project – Phase II Between CMBT to Madhavaram Milk Colony of Corridor 5.
All bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely supplier.
As I mentioned in another post – things on the tendering side – both civil & systems – are moving along nicely although with some hiccups along the way for its rolling stock. This week CMRL plans to open technical bids for Line-3’s track-work and Line-4’s E&M contract.
A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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