Hindustan Construction Company – KEC International (HCC – KEC JV) on Monday celebrated boring their final of 2039 piles for constructing Package C4-ECV-02 of Chennai Metro’s Line-4 which will connect Light House – Poonamallee Bypass.
This 7.945 km long package on the western-end of 26.1 km Line-4 will connect Poonamallee Bypass – Porur via 9 elevated stations. It was the first civil package of the 116.1 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project where barricading for construction work started in Nazarethpettai in May 2021.
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) had awarded HCC – KEC JV with Package ECV-02’s Rs. 1007.95 crore contract in May 2021 with a 36 month construction deadline. Besides a 7.945 km viaduct for the main-line primarily consisting of U-girders, it includes a viaduct to Poonamallee Depot where 26 Alstom train-sets will be stabled & maintained.
This Monday’s major milestone also includes the completion of piling work for the viaduct within the 9 stations located at Chennai Bypass Crossing, Ramachandra Hospital, Iyyapanthangal Bus Depot, Katupakkam, Kumanan Chavadi, Karayan Chavadi, Mullai Thottam, Poonamallee Bus Terminus and Poonamallee Bypass.
Package ECV-02 is in the most advanced stage of construction and will be the first section of the Phase 2 project to open, which I reckon would happen in early 2026. All major system components of Line-4 have been awarded such as rolling stock (awarded to Alstom), electrification (awarded to Siemens) and telecom (awarded to Larsen & Toubro).
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