6 Bidders for Chennai Metro Line-4’s Underground Work
Besides opening bids for the 26 km Line-4’s GC contract, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) today also opened technical bids for its 10 km underground section’s Packages UG-01 & UG-02 to reveal 6 bidders have submitted a total of 10 bids for its tunneling work.
CMRL had invited tenders in February 2021 for both these packages of the 118.9 km Phase 2 project connecting Light House – Boat Club – Power House Ramp via 10 stations with a 48 month deadline.
- Dogus Insaat Ve Ticaret A.S. – JMC Projects JV (UG-2 ONLY)
- Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S.
- ITD Cementation India Ltd
- J Kumar Infraprojects – Patel Infra JV (UG-1 ONLY)
- Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T)
- Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore) Pte Ltd (STEC)
This 5.15 km section with twin tunnels connects Bharathidasan Road Station to Light House Station through 5 stations. This package includes the construction of four of them at Bharathidasan Road, Alwarpet, Kutchery Road and Light House. Construction of Thirumayilai Station (interchange of Line-3 and Line-4) will be carried out through Line-3’s Package UG-04. A station planned at Foreshore Road is no longer in the works.
Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/C4-UG-01/2021
Brief Scope: Construction of underground stations at Light House, Kutchery Road, Alwarpet, Bharathidasan Road including underground stabling yard and cross over at Light House Station and associated twin tunnel, project start from chainage 0+001m to end chainage 5+150m (down line)
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.
Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/C4-UG-02/2021
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)
All 10 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 contractor for each package’s construction.
The construction of Line-4’s 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 – here’s a status of all 5 civil contracts (west to east):
|Package||Contractor / Status|
|Line-4: Package DPT-01 – Poonamallee Depot’s Construction Work||5 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway|
|Line-4: Package C4-ECV-02 – 7.945 km elevated section with 9 stations from Porur Junction to Poonamalle Bypass||Awarded to HCC – KEC JV (pre-construction work underway)|
|Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section with 9 stations from Power House to Porur Junction||Awarded to Larsen & Toubro (L&T)|
|Line-4: Package C4-UG-02 – 4.877 km underground section with 5 stations from Power House Ramp to Boat Club||5 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (this post!)|
|Line-4: Package C4-UG-01 – 5.15 km underground section with 4 stations from Bharathidasan Road to Light House||5 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (this post!)|
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