HCC – KEC JV has been awarded the Line-5 contract for Chennai Metro Phase 2.

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KEC International (HCC-KEC) JV was awarded a contract for the construction of Chennai Metro Phase 2's 47-kilometer Line-5 on Monday.
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CHENNAI (METRO RAIL NEWS): Apart from L&T, the Hindustan Building Company – KEC International (HCC-KEC) JV was awarded a contract for the construction of Chennai Metro Phase 2’s 47-kilometer Line-5 on Monday.

The consortium was the lowest bidder for the 11.61-kilometer Puzhuthivakkam – Sholinganallur stretch (Package C5-ECV-03), which includes 11 stations at Line-5’s extreme southern end (Madhavaram – Sholinganallur).

In November 2020, CMRL issued a request for proposals for the building of this package, with an undisclosed budget and a 36-month timeline. Technical bids were opened at the end of June, revealing three bidders.

Tender: CMRL/PHASE II/CORRIDOR 5/C5-ECV-03

Scope 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’s estimate for this package is unknown, so I can’t really provide an assessment of how HCC – KEC’s bid is placed and the chances of it getting awarded. If awarded, this will be their second win after Line-4’s 7.945 km Porur – Poonamallee Bypass section where work began in May.

With this development, here’s a status of all civil packages on Line-5 (north to south). Financial bids for just 1 more package (UG6) are left to be opened and you already know who’s going to be L1.

Financial Bid Values:

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
HCC-KEC1122.02
L&T1149.39
NCC1290.70

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