ST Engineering Awarded Chennai Metro Phase 2’s Contract Worth Over Rs 150 Crore 

ST Engineering was the only bidder for the Package ASA12A by CMRL.

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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) issued a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to ST Engineering for the Chennai Metro’s Package ASA12A. 

Package ASA12A

It includes Line 3’s ten elevated stations between Sholinganallur Lake and SIPCOT 2 and Line 5’s 29 elevated stations between Grain Market and Elcot. 

Scope of Contract 

Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Platform Screen Doors for Corridor 3 and Corridor 5 of CMRL Phase II.

Amount 

The final contract value goes to Rs 159.97 Crore, a combination of Rs 108.85 Crore + USD 6.24 Million. 

Platform Screen Doors 

Platform Screen Doors help separate the platform from train tracks in some metro, rapid transit and People mover stations. These help the authorities in enhancing passenger safety and security with the ultimate objective of preventing suicides and accidents caused by passenger movement. 

Platform-Screen-Doors
Platform-Screen-Doors

Chennai Metro, Phase 02 

The second phase of the Chennai Metro Project envisions the development of a 118.9 km network comprising three corridors. Firstly, Corridor 3, spanning from Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 km), is currently in progress, with ongoing land acquisition efforts. This corridor is set to connect significant IT hubs and educational institutions in the region.

Next, Corridor 4, running from Lighthouse to Poonamalle Bypass (26.1 km), is experiencing delays due to Coastal Regulation Clearance issues. However, once completed, it aims to enhance connectivity to the northern suburbs of Chennai.

Lastly, Corridor 5, extending from Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 km), is also in the works, with 63 steel bridges already installed. Notably, this corridor will mark a milestone as the first in the Chennai metro rail network to feature driverless metros.

Presently, construction is underway for 36 out of the 61 packages, encompassing Civil, Track, and System components for Corridor 3, Corridor 4, and Corridor 5. The targeted completion date for the entire project is the conclusion of 2026.


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