Metros Tenders

CMRL Cancels 6 Chennai Metro Phase 2 Underground Tenders


Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has in the past week cancelled six significant tenders of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project after failing to negotiate final contract values and scope.

The lowest bid received for each of these JICA-funded packages was significantly higher than CMRL’s estimate, and CMRL will re-invite bids again in the coming weeks. One of these is on Line-5 (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur) while the rest five are on Line-3 (Madhavaram – SIPCOT 2).

The six tenders and their lowest bidders were:

Brief Scope: Construction of underground stations at Kolathur, Srinivasa Nagar, Villivakam Sub-urban Station, Villivakam bus-terminus and Nathamuni with entry / exit, ventilation shafts, plumbing, earthmat, architectural finishes including signages etc. including twin bored tunnels from Kolathur retrieval shaft to Nathamuni launching shaft and ramps with U – section in corridor-5 of CMRL phase-II project

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

Following 5 packages are on Line-3 and strictly related to underground station construction work for 29 stations (21 complete / 8 partial) – see detailed scope & bid values for each here. Financial bids for all were opened in October 2021.

  • Package UG-01 (Madhavaram to Perambur) – Tata Projects was lowest bidder
  • Package UG-02 (Ayanavaram to Kellys) – DRA Infracon was lowest bidder
  • Package UG-03 (KMC to Royapettah) – L&T was lowest bidder
  • Package UG-04 (Radhakrishnan to Adyar Junction) – L&T was lowest bidder
  • Package UG-05 (Adyar Depot – Taramani Link Road Ramp) – L&T was lowest bidder
CMRL’s official Phase 2 map with my edits showcasing the northern most station of each package – view Phase 2 info & route map

Per a source the 29 stations within these 5 packages will now be divided up into 8 smaller packages, but that remains to be seen. A list of Phase 2’s civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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