3 firms have submitted bids to supply and install standard gauge tracks for Chennai Metro’s Line-3 after Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) opened technical bids for Package CP18A-ATW-09 on Tuesday.
This new 45.813 km primarily-underground corridor of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project will run in a north-south orientation to connect Madhavaram – SIPCOT via 49 stations.
This tender’s scope includes track-work between Madhavaram Milk Colony and Sholinganallur Station which is mostly underground and under construction by Tata Projects & Larsen Toubro. Back in April, Larsen & Toubro emerged as the lowest bidder to supply tracks for the line’s elevated Sholinganallur – SIPCOT section.
CMRL invited tenders for this systems contract, financed by JICA, in January 2022 with a Rs. 267 crore estimate and 1290 day deadline + 730 day (DLP).
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
- Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.
Brief Scope: Name of work: Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Ballastless track of Standard Gauge Including All Associated Works in Underground and Elevated Section from Madhavaram Milk Colony to Sholinganallur of Corridor 3’.
All 3 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.
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