8 Bidders for Chennai Metro Phase 2 Extension’s Feasibility Report

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8 design and engineering firms have bid to prepare 3 detailed feasibility reports (DFR) for extending the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project by 93 kms to connect Kilambakkam, Parandur Airport and Avadi.

The city’s Phase 2 project by Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) currently consists of 3 under construction corridors: 45.8 km Line-3 (Madhavaram-Siruseri), 26.1 km Line-4 (Lighthouse – Poonamallee, and 47 km Line-5 (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur).

The project’s ambitious new extension envisions the following extensions:

  • Line-3: Siruseri to Kilambakkam Bus Terminus via Kelambakkam (26 km)
  • Line-4: Poonamallee to Parandur Airport (50 km)
  • Line-5: Koyambedu to Avadi via Thirumangalam, Mugappair (17 km)

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) had invited bids for line’s feasibility contract (3 packages) in September 2022 with a 120 day completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in October-end.

Package I Bidders (Line-4)

  • Aarvee Associates Engineering & Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • AECOM India Pvt. Ltd.
  • RINA Consultant S.P.A
  • Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd.

Package II Bidders (Line-5)

  • RITES Ltd.
  • L&T Infra Engineering Ltd.

Package III Bidders (Line-3)

  • Balaji Railroad Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Systra MVA Consulting (India) Ltd.

Tender No: CMRL/PLNG/632/1/2022-DFR-Extension of Phase II network – 2022

Brief Scope: Selection of Consultant for Preparation of Detailed Feasibility Study Report for Extension of Chennai Metro Rail Phase –II Corridors

Route of Chennai’s Line-4 connecting Poonamallee Bypass — Porur – Light House – view Chennai Metro Phase 2 route map & information

I hear financial bids were opened on Saturday. If someone has results for each package, then drop a comment below or send me a message using the Contact Page.

The selected consultant for each package will go through the city’s Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) and existing transport options to prepare a feasibility report, which I imagine would happen only around mid-2023.

This extension will be heavily cost intensive compared to the 9.051 km Phase 1 extension project (Washermanpet – Wimco Nagar), so with all the approvals required I see construction starting no sooner than 2027 at this time. By then there’s a possibility of the project getting rebranded into Phase 3.

A couple months ago, I setup a new information page for Chennai’s Parandur Airport which will be connected by Line-4 – check it out here. I’m hoping its extension from Poonamallee will have limited stops every 3-5 kms, similar to Bangalore Metro’s Airport Line.

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– TMRG





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