Chennai Metro Line-3’s Underground Stations UG-02 and UG-04 Attract Eight Bidders

Line-3, which is 45.81 km long, will have 49 stations connecting Madhavaram Milk Colony and SIPCOT, with 29 underground stations between Madhavaram and Taramani Road Junction connected by tunnelling packages TU-01 and TU-02.

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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has received bids from eight construction firms for the construction of 11 underground stations on Line-3 of the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project. The technical bids for Packages UG-02 and UG-04 were opened recently, and the bids were submitted by eight construction firms, with two of them forming a consortium.

Line-3, which is 45.81 km long, will have 49 stations connecting Madhavaram Milk Colony and SIPCOT, with 29 underground stations between Madhavaram and Taramani Road Junction connected by tunnelling packages TU-01 and TU-02.

The companies who have submitted bids include DRA Infracon – Soma JV, HCC – KEC JV, ITD Cementation India Ltd., Larsen and Toubro Ltd. (L&T), Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd. (MEIL), NCC Ltd. (for Package UG-04 only), Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL), and Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL) (for Package UG-02 only).

Package UG02-RT01 will include the construction of four underground stations and partial work at two stations between Ayanavaram and Kellys. Meanwhile, Package UG04-RT01 will involve building four underground stations and partial work at one station between Radhakrishnan and Adyar Junction, with one of the stations serving as an interchange with Line-4 of the Phase 2 project.

The technical bid evaluation process has begun and may take a few months to complete. Once the technical bids are evaluated, the financial bids of the qualified bidders will be disclosed, revealing the lowest bidder who will most likely be awarded the contract.

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