NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) opened technical bids on Wednesday for the construction of 11.61 km long elevated viaduct for Puzhuthivakkam – Sholinganallur section including construction of 11 stations for Line-5 of Chennai Metro.
Name of three bidders were revealed for construction of this section of Line-5 including one submitted bid in joint venture. They are –
- Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. – KEC International (HCC-KEC) JV
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- NCC Ltd.
Tender No: CMRL/PHASE II/CORRIDOR 5/C5-ECV-03
Name of Work: 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 invited tenders for this work on 11th November 2020 with a completion period of 36 months. However, CMRL did not disclose the estimated value of the tender. This elevated section with 11 stations is a part of 47 km long Line-5 from Madhavaram to Sholinganallur with 46 stations under Phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail Project.
The bids will now be sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple of months. After that, financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened which will reveal the name of the lowest bidder and most likely winner of this contract.