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HCC – KEC JV Wins Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Contract for Line-5


Besides L&T winning two contracts, the Hindustan Construction Company – KEC International (HCC-KEC) JV on Monday also won a contract for the construction work of Chennai Metro Phase 2’s 47 km Line-5.

The consortium emerged as the lowest bidder for the 11.61 km Puzhuthivakkam – Sholinganallur section (Package C5-ECV-03) which consists of 11 stations at the extreme southern end of Line-5 (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur).

CMRL invited tenders for this package’s construction in November 2020 with an undisclosed estimate and 36 month deadline. Technical bids were opened in June-end to reveal 3 bidders.

Financial Bid Values:

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
HCC-KEC 1122.02
L&T 1149.39
NCC 1290.70


Brief Scope: Construction of Elevated Viaduct of Approximately 11.61 km length from Ch: 33710 m to 45320 m between Puzhuthivakkam Metro Station (excluding) and beyond Elcot Metro station including Construction of 11 Nos (Eleven Numbers) of Elevated Stations at Madipakkam, Kilkattalai, Echangadu, Kovilambakkam, Vellakkal, Medavakkam Koot Road, Kamaraj Garden Street, Medavakkam Junction, Perumbakkam, Global Hospital and Elcot and all associated works in Corridor-5 of Chennai Metro Rail Project- Phase-2

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

CMRL’s estimate for this package is unknown, so I can’t really provide an assessment of how HCC – KEC’s bid is placed and the chances of it getting awarded. If awarded, this will be their second win after Line-4’s 7.945 km Porur – Poonamallee Bypass section where work began in May.

With this development, here’s a status of all civil packages on Line-5 (north to south). Financial bids for just 1 more package (UG6) are left to be opened and you already know who’s going to be L1.

Package CP10-EV-03 – 10.2 km viaduct, 11 elevated stations and 1 underground station between CMBT and Venugopal Nagar L&T is lowest bidder
Package UG6 – 5.8 km underground section with 5 stations from Kolathur and Nathamuni Technical Bid Evaluation Underway: L&T is only bidder
Package C5-ECV-02 – 12.431 km elevated section from CMBT to Alwartiru Nagar and from Porur Junction to Puzhuthivakkam with 12 stations L&T is lowest bidder
Line-4 & 5: Package C4-ECV-01 – 7.955 km elevated section from Power House to Porur Junction with 9 stations Awarded to Larsen & Toubro
Package C5-ECV-03 – 11.61 km elevated section with 11 stations from Puzhuthivakkam to Sholinganallur HCC – KEC JV is lowest bidder (this post!)

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

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