Chennai, India (Urban Transport News): The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) on May 12, 2021, issued a contract worth Rs 1,147 crores to a consortium consisting of Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and KEC International Limited for the construction of an 8 km elevated stretch from Porur Junction to Poonamallee Bypass under 26.01 km long Corridor 4 (Light House – Poonamallee Bypass) of Phase 2 of Chennai Metro Rail Project.
The scope of work includes the Construction of Nine Elevated Metro Stations at Chennai bypass crossing, Ramachandra Hospital, Iyyapanthangal Bus Depot, Katupakkam, Kumanan Chavadi, Karayan Chavadi, Mullai Thottam, Poonamallee Bus Terminus, Poonamallee Bypass & associated viaduct from chainage 17982.240 to chainage 25928.186 and approach to the depot at Poonamallee & all associated works.
The tender for the aforesaid work under contract package C4-ECV04 was issued in August 2020. Technical bids were opened in November 2020 and financial bids were opened on January 22, 2021. A total of three bidders viz. Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and KEC International Limited Joint Venture (HCC-KEC JV) and NCC Limited have submitted their bids.
According to the financial bid results, L&T emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) by quoting Rs 945.21 crores but the contract is awarded to the second-lowest bidder HCC-KEC JV as L&T was already awarded the contract package C4-ECV03 worth Rs 1,035.30 crores by the CMRL. The new terms & conditions, CMRL does not allow the same contractor to work on the same line.
CMRL is inviting tenders for Underground Bored Tunnels for 2 packages, namely, Contract No. C4-ECV-03 and Contract No. C4-ECV04 simultaneously. Tenderers can apply for both packages. However, CMRL will award only one package to one tenderer based on the least cost to the Employer.
Now HCC-KEC JV has been given 36 months deadline to complete the aforesaid work.
Corridor 4 of Chennai Metro's Phase 2 will connect Light House to Poonamallee Bus Depot with 31 stations.
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