CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) opened tenders on Friday for building tunnels and viaducts in three stretches in phase II project and Larsen and Toubro has emerged on top with the lowest bids.One of the biggest contracts in phase II is building tunnels for the 21-km Madhavaram-Taramani stretch according to a news agency.
This was split and floated as two tenders — Madhavaram to Kellys (9 km) and Kellys to Taramani Road Junction (12 km). For both these contracts, L&T emerged on top with the lowest bid of ₹1,998 crore for the Madhavaram-Kellys stretch and ₹2,385 crore for Kellys-Taramani Road Junction stretch.
L&T also emerged as the lowest bidder for building viaduct and stations from Poonamallee to Porur, quoting ₹945 crore. But as it already got a contract from Porur to Power House, it can select either the Porur-Poonamallee stretch or the Porur-Power House stretch.
The scope of the work includes Construction of Elevated Metro Stations at Chennai Bypass Crossing, Ramachandra Hospital, Iyyapanthangal Bus Depot, Katupakkam, Kumanan Chavadi, Karayan Chavadi, Mullai Thottam, Poonamallee Bus Terminus, Poonamallee Bypass & Associated Viaduct from Chainage 17982.240 to Chainage 25928.186 and Approach to Depot at Poonamallee & All Associated works.