L&T Launches Chennai Metro Line-5 CP-10-EV-03’s 1st U-Girder

Larsen & Toubro on Thursday morning launched their 1st pair of U-girders for Chennai Metro Line-5’s 10.2 km CMBT – Venugopal Nagar section (Package CP10-EV-03)

This package-level milestone was recorded on top of piers P184 – P185 at Shastri Nagar using 25m long U-girders weighing approximately 150 MT each.

Photo by Dhamodaran Jegath Ratsakan

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) had awarded L&T with 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project’s Rs. 1590 crore contract for Package CP10-EV-03 in November 2021 with a 36 month deadline.

The firm had cast their first U-girder at Karanodai Casting Yard (view on Google Maps) in July 2022 from where I estimate approximately 720 girders will be cast.

Photo by Dhamodaran Jegath Ratsakan

L&T’s package consists of 1 underground (Venugopal Nagar) and 11 elevated stations at the northern-end of the 47 km Line-5 which will connect Madhavaram – Sholinganallur through 48 stations.

It consists of 2 disjointed sections on either side of the underground Package UG6 (Kolathur – Nathamnuni) for which re-bidding is currently underway with a submission deadline of May 2, 2023.

The two sections and other infra in their scope includes:

  1. CMBT to Nathamuni Ramp – 5 stations at CMBT, Kaliamman Koil Street Junction, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thirumangalam & Anna Nagar Depot
  2. Retteri Ramp to Venugopal Nagar – 7 stations at Retteri Junction, Shastri Nagar, MMBT, Velmurugan Nagar, Manjambakkam, Assisi Nagar & Venugopal Nagar (underground)
  3. 1.5 km depot-line to lines 3 & 5’s Madhavaram Depot under construction by URCC
  4. Cut & cover section between Assisi Nagar Ramp and Venugopal Nagar
CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package’s two sections between CMBT – Venugopal Nagar – view Phase 2 info & route map
Photo by Dhamodaran Jegath Ratsakan
Photo by Vamsi Krishna

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8 Responses to "L&T Launches Chennai Metro Line-5 CP-10-EV-03’s 1st U-Girder"

  1. Vamsi says:

    If someone wants to go from Ponnamallee to Chennai Central, how to reach through Metro..?

  2. Jack says:

    Thought Kolathur to Nadhamuni tender deadline is in the end of March🤧.. they extended again??

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