L&T Wins Chennai Metro Line-3’s Elevated OMR Section’s Work


Larsen & Toubro today emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing Chennai Metro Line-3’s first 10 km elevated package between Nehru Nagar – Sholinganallur after Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) opened financial bids for package C3-CP08-EV-01/RT-01.

This is a retender of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2‘s Package CP08-EV-01 which received 3 bids in July 2021. The tender got cancelled in December 2021 due to a major redesign of the line from a double-decker viaduct for vehicles and metro trains to separate parallel structures.

The scope of this corridor includes an approximately 10 km viaduct starting from a ramp south of Taramani Link Road Station with 10 stations on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).

CMRL re-invited bids for its construction financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in December 2021 with a 36 month deadline and an unknown estimate. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 6 bidders.

Tender No.: CMRL/CON/PHASE-II/CORRIDOR3/C3-CP08-EV-01/RT-01/2021

Financial Bid Values

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
L&T 1143.52
GR Infraprojects 1211.59
JMC Projects India 1252.47
NCC 1285.60
HCC – KEC JV 1288.54
DRA Infracon 1592.08

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 – Nehru Nagar – view Phase 2 info & route map

Like other Phase 2 packages, CMRL’s estimate for this is unknown, so I can’t provide an assessment on how L&T’s bid is placed and what the next steps look like.

Technical bids for the 10.13 km second and final elevated section of Line-3 (Sholinganallur Lake – SIPCOT 2) are currently scheduled to be opened on May 10. A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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