CHENNAI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The first phase of the ongoing Metro rail project in North Chennai was inaugurated in February 2021, but some construction parts, including plumbing, are still incomplete. Incomplete construction is also responsible for seepage in some stations during the monsoon.
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) hired a new contractor to complete the remaining Work, including six-two underground stations and six elevated stations on the 9 km stretch from Washermen pet to Wimco Nagar. The total cost of the construction is around Rs. 3,770 crores. The tenders are out again for 20% of the remaining architectural, plumbing and structural Work. According to official statements, many contractors faced an inadequate workforce and a shortage of funds which hampered their work. This implied that the amount given was too more minor than the actual amount which needed to be transferred. The added amount will be utilized in paying to the new Contractor who will resume the Work.
The Work for the new Contractor is many like the closure of the staircase, entry-exit points in elevated stations, toilets, roofs, waterproofing of the roofs, floor slabs etc.