Chennai, India (Urban Transport News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has recently opened the financial bids for Civil Contract Package DPT-01 for construction of Poonamallee Metro Depot for Feeding of Trains for Corridor-4 of Chennai Metro Rail Project, Phase 2. was called.
As per the results of the financial bid, a joint venture (JV) between Ukraine-based Altis Holding Corporation and India’s Varinder Construction Ltd emerged as the lowest bidder among the other four bidders, namely BGR Energy Systems, Hindustan Construction Company, Power Mac Projects and URC Construction.
The tender for the construction of Poonamallee Metro Depot was invited on January 11, 2021 through notice no. CMRL/Con/Phase-II/C4-DPT-01/2021. The scope of work includes construction of depot at Poonamallee including structural works, architectural finishes, plumbing works, signage, utility shifting and boundary wall and all allied works for corridor 4 of Phase 2 of Chennai Metro Rail Project. The Technical Bid was opened on 17th July 2021.
Poonamallee Metro Depot will be developed over an area of 17 hectares at an estimated cost of Rs 225 crore. A total of 24 tracks and a staff quarter will be built in the depot. CMRL has also started the work of finding a contractor for procurement of rolling stock trains for the corridor and laying of tracks at the depot. It will be used to park and maintain a total of 26 (3-coach) Metro trains for Courier 4 of the Chennai Metro Rail Project.
Before awarding the contract, the Tender Committee will evaluate the bids submitted by the contractors. “Some more procedures are to be completed and the contract will be awarded after that. But, it will be done soon,” CMRL officials said.
“Since the Poonamallee-Light House section between Poonamallee and Power House will open for the public for the first time in four-five years, it is imperative that the depot is finished by then,” the officials said.
Corridor 4 of 26.09 km will connect the light house with Poonamallee bypass through 30 stations.