Metros Tenders

Bids Invited for Chennai Metro Line-4’s 1st Underground Section


Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) just invited tenders (bids) for the construction of the first underground section of the city’s new 26.09 km Line-4 (Light House – Poonamallee Bypass).

This 4.877 km section with twin tunnels connects a ramp west of Kodambakkam Flyover Station to Boat Club Station with 5 stations at Kodambakkam Flyover (formerly Meenakshi College), Kodambakkam, Panagal Park (with a crossover), Nandanam and Boat Club (Adyar Gate Junction). A station planned at Natesan Park is no longer in the works.

This is the 16th tender notice for civil work on the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, 3rd & penultimate one for Line-4, and the 1st of two for its 10.13 km underground section (Light House – Power House Ramp).

Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/C4-UG-02/2021

  • Deadline: 48 months (4 years)
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: April 6, 2021 at 15:00 hours
  • Bid Submission End Date: June 18, 2021 up to 15:00 Hrs
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: June 18, 2021 at 17:00 Hrs

Brief Scope: Construction of underground stations at Boat Club, Nandanam, Panagal Park, Kodambakkam, Kodambakkam Flyover including underground crossover at Panagal Park Station and associated twin tunnel, cut & cover box, U section and ramp project start from chainage 5+150m to end chainage 10+0.27m (down line)

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package between Kodambakkam Flyover (Meenakshi College) – Boat Club (Adyar Gate Junction) – view Phase 2 info & route map

Line-4’s 10.13 km underground section (Light House – Power House Ramp) will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a $780 million (approx. Rs. 5890 crore) loan.

With today’s development, just one more main-line tender notice is pending for Line-4’s remaining 5.15 km underground section between Light House and Bharathidasan Road stations. In addition, a tender notice is also pending for Line-3 and Line-5’s combined Madhavaram Depot in north Chennai.

Here’s a status of Line-4 (west to east):

Package Contractor / Status
Line-4: Package C4-ECV-02 – 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations from Porur Junction to Poonamalle Bypass Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is lowest bidder
Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations from Power House to Porur Junction Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is lowest bidder
Line-4: Package C4-UG-02 – 4.877 km underground section with 5 stations from Power House Ramp to Boat Club Bids Invited (this post)
Line-4: Package C4-UG-01 – 5.15 km underground section with 5 stations from Bharathidasan Road to Light House Tender Notice Pending

A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 tenders (civil, systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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