L&T Erects its first U-girders for Package CP10-EV-03 of Chennai Metro Line-5

Larsen & Toubro achieves the package-level milestone using 25m long U-girders weighing approximately 150 MT each, for the 10.2 km section of Chennai Metro Line-5 connecting CMBT to Venugopal Nagar.

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1st pair of U-girders erected successfully at Shastri Nagar of CP10-EV-03 of CMRL Phase 2.
1st pair of U-girders erected successfully at Shastri Nagar of CP10-EV-03 of CMRL Phase 2/ Photo by Srikanth Kumar Mannava

CHENNAI (Metro Rail News ): On Thursday, Larsen & Toubro launched their first pair of U-girders for the Package CP10-EV-03, which is a 10.2 km section of Chennai Metro Line-5 connecting CMBT to Venugopal Nagar.

This milestone was achieved using 25m long U-girders weighing approximately 150 MT each, on top of piers P184-P185 located at Shastri Nagar.

Photo by Srikanth Kumar Mannava
Photo by Srikanth Kumar Mannava

In November 2021, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) awarded L&T with the Rs. 1590 crore contract for Package CP10-EV-03, which is a part of the 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project. The deadline for the project is 36 months. L&T’s package includes 1 underground station at Venugopal Nagar and 11 elevated stations at the northern end of the 47 km Line-5, which will connect Madhavaram to Sholinganallur via 48 stations.

Photo by Srikanth Kumar Mannava
Photo by Srikanth Kumar Mannava

Package CP10-EV-03 includes two separate sections on opposite sides of the underground Package UG6 (Kolathur – Nathamnuni). The first section includes five stations from CMBT to Nathamuni Ramp, namely CMBT, Kaliamman Koil Street Junction, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thirumangalam, and Anna Nagar Depot. The second section comprises seven underground stations from Retteri Ramp to Venugopal Nagar, including Retteri Junction, Shastri Nagar, MMBT, Velmurugan Nagar, Manjambakkam, Assisi Nagar, and Venugopal Nagar.

Additionally, the package comprises a 1.5 km depot-line to lines 3 & 5’s Madhavaram Depot. A cut & cover section between Assisi Nagar Ramp and Venugopal Nagar was also included.

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