Chennai Metro: L&T To Complete Phase 2 Construction In 52 Months

Chennai Metro: L&T To Complete 
Phase 2 Construction In 52 MonthsA Chennai Metro train leaves the Alandur station near the Kathipara cloverleaf interchange (Representative Image) (Jaison G/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) is looking to complete the 12 km-long underground stretch from Kellys Station to Taramani Road junction of the Chennai Metro Rail in the coming 52 months.

Tenders for this third and fourth corridor worth Rs 2500 and Rs 5000 crore respectively are being finalized currently.

The underground metro rail package is included in Corridor-III of the Phase-II Metro Rail Project of the CMRL.

This tender also includes building the diaphragm walls of station box and entry and exit structures of Chatpet Metro, Thiruvanmiyur Metro Station, Royapettah Govt Hospital, part diaphragm wall of Greenways Road Metro Station consisting the launching and retrieval shafts in these stations.

Moreover, L&T has also secured the order to construct around 8 km of elevated viaduct along with nine elevated metro stations right from Power House to Porur Junction.

The CMRL undertook a host of cost-cutting initiatives that reduced the total price of the phase-II project from Rs 89,000 crore to Rs 61,843 crore, the New Indian Express reports.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Tamil Nadu in November 2020 marked the inauguration of the construction of the 118.9 km long stretch of this phase of the project.