Chennai Metro Invites Bids For Underground Work Of Line-5

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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on Thursday invited tenders (bids) for the construction of twin tunnels and 5 underground stations (Package UG-06) between Kolathur and Nathamuni of Chennai Metro’s new 47 km Line-5 which will connect Madhavaram and Sholinganallur through 48 stations according to a news report..
The 5.8 km long underground civil package lies towards Line-5’s northern end and will be the only underground package of the entire line. This is so far the 11th tender notice for civil work on the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project and 3rd for Line-5.
Interesting to note that while tunneling and station work have been split up into 2 & 5 dedicated packages for the 45.813 km. This includes both tunnel and station work.
Scop of the work includes 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 phase-II project of Chennai Metro.


  1. #ChennaiMetro has come out well and provides good connectivity to airport. Metro should be UNDERGROUND always and UG section of Kolathur and Nathamani is right choice.


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