Chennai Metro Phase 2: Recently, Tata Projects has won a contract from the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) to build a nine km long underground stretch along with four metro stations for a cost of around Rs 2,000 crore. The project, which falls between Venugopal Nagar and Kellys station, is a part of phase 2 / corridor 3 of the Chennai Metro rail network.
The announcement was made by the company on Wednesday, however, it did not reveal the order value. A source at the company was quoted in a PTI report saying that the metro project is for Rs 1,999 crore. The metro project work includes the construction of the nine km long twin bored tunnels, totalling 18 kms, from Venugopal Nagar to Kellys station. The metro project work has to be completed in a period of four years.
The work also involves the development of the diaphragm walls of the station box as well as entry and exit structures of the Ayanavaram, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Murari Hospital, and Purasaiwakkam High Road metro stations, including launching and retrieval shafts as required at these metro stations.
According to Raman Kapil, Tata Projects’ Vice President and Head of Metros & Tunnels Business Unit, the company has received the letter of acceptance from the authorities of Chennai Metro.