‘L&T’ Bagged the Contract for the Construction of Elevated Viaduct for Chennai Metro Corridor

Sarvesh Joshi Jul 02, 2022 0

Six bidders, NCC Limited, GR Infraprojects Limited, Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC), JMC Projects (India) Limited, Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Private Limited, L&T Constructions took part in the competition for constructing an elevated viaduct for Chennai Metro Corridor. After a keen assessment, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) awarded the contract to L&T Constructions for civil works. The project will also include an elevated ramp and ten elevated metro stations from Nehru Nagar to Sholinganallur in Chennai. With an estimated cost of INR 963 crores, the project will empower the transport infrastructure of Chennai.

The project envisages packages (C3-CP08-EV-01) of Corridor 3 of the Chennai Metro. Corridor 3 will run 45.81 km, from Madhavaram to Siruseri. It will serve 50 metro stations. The construction will include an elevated viaduct (approximate Length – 10 km) including an elevated ramp and ten elevated metro stations are Nehru Nagar, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Thoraipakkam, Mettukuppam, PTC Colony, Okkiyampet, Karapakkam, Okkiyam, Thoraipakkamand Sholinganallur.

Contract Conditions (GCC, SCC) will include the Makes and Manufacturer’s list. The Bill of Quantities (BoQ) will include the cost of installation of plumbing pipes (UPVC/CPVC/CPC), railings, vitrified tiles, double charged vitrified tiles, glazed vitrified tiles (GVT), and aluminium windows. The installation of a rainwater harvesting plant helps ensure they meet the sustainability standards of the project. 

The project’s construction will begin in 2022 and will be completed by 2025.

Name of the ProjectConstruction of Elevated Viaduct for Chennai Metro Corridor 
Name of the DeveloperChennai Metro Rail Limited CMRL
Awarded By Chennai Metro Rail Limited CMRL 
Awardee RoleContract
Awarded CompanyL&T Construction
Pin code600001
Year of Construction Commencement2022
Year of Construction Completion 2025
Total Project CostINR 963 crores
Project Category Transport Infrastructure
Building Use Commercial
Project SectorPublic 

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL)

The Government of Tamil Nadu created a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementing the Chennai Metro Rail Project. Incorporated on December 3, 2007, under the Companies Act, this SPV named ‘Chennai Metro Rail Limited’ is now a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu with equal equity holding. 

Larsen & Toubro

L&T Construction is a division of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), a major Indian technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, with global operations. L&T addresses critical needs in key sectors – Hydrocarbon, Infrastructure, Power, Process Industries, and Defence – for customers in over 30 countries around the world. It is engaged in core high-impact sectors of the economy and our integrated capabilities span the entire spectrum of ‘design to deliver’. With over 8 decades of a strong, customer-focused approach and a continuous quest for world-class quality, we have unmatched expertise across technology, engineering, construction, infrastructure projects and manufacturing.


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