CMRL cancels 6 Chennai Metro Phase 2 underground tenders

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Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has canceled six important tenders in the last week 118.9 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 Project After failing to negotiate final contract values ​​and scope.

The minimum bids received for each of these JICA-funded packages were much higher than CMRL’s estimate, and CMRL will invite bids again in the coming weeks. Of these, one is on Line-5 (Madhavaram-Sholinganallur) while the remaining five are on Line-3 (Madhavaram-Sipkot 2).

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The six tenderers and their lowest bidders were:

short range: Construction of underground stations with architectural finishes including entry/exit, ventilation shafts, plumbing, earthmats, signage at Kolathur, Srinivasa Nagar, Vilivakam Sub-Urban Station, Vilivakam Bus-Terminus and Nathamuni. Nathmuni commissions shaft and ramp along U-section in Corridor-5 of CMRL Phase-II Project

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Official Phase 2 Map of CMRL with my edits showing the route of this package between Kolathur and Nathamuni – View Phase 2 information and route maps
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The following 5 packages are on Line-3 and strictly related to underground station construction work for 29 stations (21 complete / 8 partial) – See detailed range and bid values ​​for each here, Financial bids for all were opened in October 2021.

  • Package UG-01 (Madhavaram to Perambur) – Tata Projects was the lowest bidder
  • Package UG-02 (Ayanavaram to Kellys) – DRA Infracon was the lowest bidder
  • Package UG-03 (KMC to Royapettah) – L&T was the lowest bidder
  • Package UG-04 (Radhakrishnan to Adyar Junction) – L&T was the lowest bidder
  • Package UG-05 (Adyar Depot – Taramani Link Road Ramp) – L&T was the lowest bidder
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CMRL’s official Phase 2 map in which my edits show the northernmost station of each package – View Phase 2 information and route maps

According to a source the 29 stations in these 5 packages will now be divided into 8 smaller packages, but it remains to be seen. List of Civil and System Packages of Phase 2 and their Status can be seen here,

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For more updates, see Chennai Section or mine home page,

– TMRG

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