CHENNAI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): In January 2021, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) opened the financial bids of its tunnelling contract package UG-06 to construct a 5.8 KMs underground section from Kolathur to Nathamun of Corridor-5 of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-02 Project.
After announcing the result leading infrastructure firm Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) is the only bidder and may be awarded this contract package soon. L&T has quoted Rs 2,231 crore for this contract package which will be funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The project’s scope includes the construction of underground stations at Kolathur, Srinivasa Nagar, Villivakam Sub-urban Station, Villivakam bus-terminus and Nathamuniwith entry I exit ventilation shafts, plumbing, architectural finishes including s1gnages etc. including twin bored tunnels from Kolathur retrieval shaft to Nathamuni launching shaft.