CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) opened technical bids on Tuesday for the work related to the construction of elevated viaduct of approx. 12.43 km length between CMBT Metro station and Puzhuthivakkam Metro Station for Line-5 of Chennai Metro and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is the only bidder for this work.
The work also includes construction of 12 Elevated stations at Grain Market, Sai Nagar Bus Stop, Elango Nagar Bus Stop, Mugalivakkam, DLF IT SEZ, Sathya Nagar, CTC, BUTT Road, Alandur, Adambakkam, Vanuvampet and Puzhuthivakkam along with integrated highway grade separator from Mugalivakkam to MIOT Hospital and vehicular underpass at Vanuvampet.
CMRL invited tenders for this work in January this year with the completion period of work to be 36 Months and the estimated cost is not known for this contract. This section will be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Tender Number – CMRL/PHASE II/CORRIDOR 5/C5-ECV-02
Name of Work – Construction of Elevated Viaduct of Approx. 12.431 km length from ((Ch: 16178 m to 19296 m, Ch:22962 m to 30199 m, Ch: 31178m to 31241 m & Ch: 31657 m to 33710 m)) between CMBT Metro station (excluding station) and Puzhuthivakkam Metro Station including special spans and Construction of 12 no. of Elevated Stations at Grain Market, Sai Nagar Bus Stop, Elango Nagar Bus Stop, Mugalivakkam, DLF IT SEZ, Sathya Nagar, CTC, BUTT Road, Alandur, Adambakkam, Vanuvampet and Puzhuthivakkam and Integrated highway grade separator from Mugalivakkam to MIOT Hospital ,Vehicular underpass at Vanuvampet and all associated works in Corridor-5 of Chennai Metro Rail Project- Phase-2.
As L&T is the only bidder for work on this important section, it will be interesting to know, whether CMRL will go ahead with this one bidder to carry out subsequent process of technical and financial evaluation of the bid or re-invite tender for this contract.
This section is a part of 47 km long Line-5 of Chennai Metro from Madhavaram Milk Colony to Sholinganallur with total 48 stations on the route. Line-5 comes under Phase-2 of Chennai Metro which comprises construction of three lines covering a total of 118.9 km. Phase-2 is expected to become operational by 2026.