Chennai:The much needed foot over-bridge (FoB) in front of Alandur metro station is yet to be constructed, as tenders floated twice by CMRL failed to find a contractor.
Commuters heading to the station are still forced to cross the busy GST Road or walk a few metres from the station to take a dimly lit subway.
Metro rail officials said they were not able to find a contractor as they were not satisfied with the deal suggested by companies that had applied. CMRL first floated tenders to build the foot over-bridge in late 2016 and later in early 2017.
The plan was get the facility in place before the end of this year. Companies that had applied asked for more time to meet the CMRL’s specifications, metro officials said.
According to their tender invite, the company that takes up the contract would have to build the bridge with additional facilities like escalators and elevators for the convenience of pedestrians.