Bids Invited for Chennai Metro’s Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur Section


Besides Line-5’s final package, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on Tuesday night also invited tenders (bids) for the construction of Chennai Metro Line-3’s final package between Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur.

The scope of this package (CP08-EV-01) includes an approximately 10 km elevated viaduct starting from a ramp south of Taramani Link Road Station and 10 stations on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).

This is the 15th tender notice for civil work on the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, 9th & final one for Line-3 (Madhavaram Milk Colony – SIPCOT 2), and the 2nd for Line-3’s approximately 19 km elevated section that runs between Taramani Link Road and SIPCOT 2.


  • Deadline: 36 months (3 years)
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 17/03/2021 at 11:00 hours
  • Bid Submission End Date: 11/05/2021 up to 15:00 Hrs
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: 12/05/2021 at 15:00 Hrs

Brief Scope: Construction of elevated viaduct (approximate length-10 km) including elevated ramp and ten (10) elevated metro stations at Nehru Nagar, Kandanchavadi Perungudi, Thoraipakkam, Mettukuppam, PTC Colony, Okkiyampet, Karapakkam, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and Shalinganagallur

CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing this package between Sholinganallur Lake – SIPCOT 2 – view Phase 2 info & route map

This elevated section of Line-3 will be financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

With today’s development, tender notices (likely 2) are now just pending for Line-4’s 10 km underground section between Lighthouse – Meenakshi College. That will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) through a $780 million (approx. Rs. 5890 crore) loan. In addition, a tender notice is also pending for Line-3 and Line-5’s combined Madhavaram Depot in north Chennai.

A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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