CHENNAI: TATA Projects Limited, one of India’s fastest-growing and most admired infrastructure companies, has received a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from Chennai Metro for the contract related to the construction of 09 km long twin bored tunnels, totalling 18 km, from Venugopal Nagar Metro Station to Kellys Metro Station which is a part of Phase-2 (Line-3) of Chennai Metro Rail Project.
Although, Tata Projects did not reveal the contract value. However, according to the source, value of the contract is INR 1999 crores. The time period for completion of this work is four years.
The contract also involves construction of the diaphragm walls of the station box and entry/exit structures of the Madhavaram Milk Colony, Murari Hospital, Ayanavaram and Purasaiwakkam High Road stations, including launching and retrieval shafts as required at these stations.
Mr Raman Kapil, Vice President & BU Head – Metros & Tunnels – Tata Projects Ltd, said, “We are happy to have secured the ‘Letter of Acceptance’ for this prestigious order which will benefit the citizens of Chennai. Our company is executing underground metro projects in Mumbai and Pune while having successfully completed Lucknow’s underground metro line. This new order therefore reinforces our leadership position and top-notch expertise in undertaking and successfully executing
underground metro rail lines across India.”
On completion, this underground stretch will immensely benefit people of Chennai by providing comfortable, faster and eco-friendly mode of travel along with boosting local businesses in the areas as travelling to such locations will become easier and convenient.
Phase-2 of Chennai Metro comprises construction of three lines covering a total of 118.9 km, these lines are –
Line-3 from Madhavaram to Siruseri (45.81 km with 48 stations)
Line-4 from Light House to Poonamallee (26.1 km, 28 stations)
Line-5 fromMadhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 km, 46 stations)
Construction activities for Phase-2 are expected to start in next few months with whole phase is expected to be completed by 2026.