Project Status

PHASE I

The Phase – I of Chennai Metro Rail project covers a length of 45.046 km network and consists of two Corridors i.e. Corridor-I – From Washermenpet to Airport (23.085 Km), Corridor -2 – From Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount (21.961 km). About 55% of the Corridors in Phase –I is Underground and the remaining are Elevated. Out of 32 nos. of Stations, 13 nos. are Elevated Stations and the remaining 19 nos. are Underground Stations. Inter Corridor interchange Stations are available in Alandur (Elevated) and Chennai Central (Underground) respectively.

COMMERCIAL OPERATION:

The Phase I was commissioned in stage wise. The first segment of section between Alandur to Koyambedu was commissioned on 29th June, 2015. The first Underground line between Thirumangalam Metro Station to Nehru Park Metro Station was inaugurated on 14th May,  2017. The Underground stretches – Nehru Park Metro Station to Chennai Central Metro Station and Saidapet Metro Station to AG-DMS Metro Station were opened a year later on 25th May, 2018. On 10th February 2019, the Underground stretch from AG-DMS to Washermenpet of blue line was opened, completing 45 km network under the Phase I of the Metro Rail Project.

PHASE I – EXTENSION

Phase I Extension covers a length of 9.05 Km from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar. It consists of 9 nos. of Stations and Elevated depot. In this, 7 nos. are Elevated Stations and the remaining 2 nos. are Underground Stations.

APPROVAL OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA:
The Government of India have approved the Chennai Metro Rail project on 15th June, 2016.

LOAN AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN:
The estimated base cost of this project is about ₹3770/- Cr (Rupees Three thousand seven hundred and seventy crores only). Out of this, 57% of loan amount was granted by the Japan Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the balance 43% amount being contributed by the Central and State Governments.  The loan agreement between the Govt. of India and Govt. of Japan was signed on 31st March, 2017.

APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL CONSULTANTS:
General Consultant who were awarded for Phase I of the project were assigned the consultancy work for Phase I Extension also.

AWARD OF TENDERS:
Details of tenders awarded are given at the link “tenders” provided on top.

COMMERCIAL OPERATION:

The Phase I Extension from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar was commissioned and opened for Public on 14th February, 2021 except Thiruvottriyur Theradi Station, Wimco Nagar Depot station. The remaining 2 nos of station was commissioned & opened for Public on 13th March 2022.

PHASE II

Phase II expansion has been planned for a length of 118.9 Km network with 128 nos. of Stations.  It consists of three Corridors i.e. Corridor -3 – From Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 Km), Corridor -4 – From Lighthouse to Poonamalle Bypass (26.1 Km), Corridor-5- From Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 Km).  The estimated cost of the project is ₹63246/- Cr (Rupees Sixty three thousand two hundred and forty six only) (including IDC). This proposal is under the process and approval of Government of India.   The project is proposed to be completed by the end of 2026.

CorridorsElevated(Km)UG(Km) Total Length(Km)
C-3 Madhavaram to SIPCOT19.126.745.8
C-4 Lighthouse to Poonamallee Bypass16.010.126.1
C-5 Madhavaram to Sholinganallur41.25.847
Total Length118.9

CorridorsElevatedUGTotal Stations
C-3 Madhavaram to SIPCOT203050
C-4 Lighthouse to Poonamallee Bypass181230
C-5 Madhavaram to Sholinganallur41 +1(at Grade)648
Total Stations128
Total Project Completion cost INR 63,246 Crores including IDC

PHASE II DPR- Approval by Government of India

  • Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) have accorded approval for implementation of three Metro Rail Corridors for a length of 118.9 Km under Phase II of Chennai Metro Rail Project.
  • GoTN have recommended the same to Central Government for funding under 50:50 equity share mode and also loan assistance from Bilateral /Multilateral agencies.
  • The proposal is under active consideration of MoHUA (GoI).

PHASE II FUNDING DETAILS

  • Funding for a portion of Chennai Metro Rail in Phase II (i.e. 52.01 Km, i.e. Madhavaram – Sholinganallur of Corridor 3 and Madhavaram – CMBT of Corridor 5) has been tied up with JICA as State Sector Project.
  • Balance portion of Funding (66.89 Km): The Screening Committee of DEA has accorded in principle approval for funding of entire Corridor-4 and balance section of Corridor 3 &5 and posed for funding from Multilateral Banks i.e  ADB, AIIB & NDB.
  • Multilateral Banks have completed their preliminary Mission programme and detailed discussion with MDBs is under progress.

APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL CONSULTANTS:

  • Consortium of Nippon Koei India Pvt. Ltd., Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and Balaji Railroad Systems Pvt. Ltd were awarded a General Consultancy contract (GC1) for the 52.01 km JICA Corridor (Line-3 & Line-5) of Chennai Metro’s Phase II project.
  • JV of AECOM India Pvt Ltd., Oriental Consultants Global Co Ltd (OCG) & Nippon Koei Co. Ltd (NK) were awarded a General Consultancy contract (GC2) for the balance section of 66.89 km (C4, Part of C3 & C5 Corridors) of Chennai Metro Rail Project under Phase II.

AWARD OF TENDERS:

Details of tenders awarded are given at the link “tenders” provided on top.

SL.NODESCRIPTIONNO OF PACKAGESAWARDEDBALANCE
1Civil Package19127
2Track Package523
3System Package36234

PROJECT STATUS:

  • 100% Soil Testing is completed
  • Detailed Design work has been awarded during July 2018 and is in the advance stage of completion.
  • Three Civil packages including Tunnel package in Corridor 3, Five Civil packages including Depot at Poonamallee & one track package in Corridor 4 and Four Civil packages including Depot at Madhavaram in Corridor 5 were awarded and work is in progress.
  • For the balance section, tenders finalisation is in progress.