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 elevated. Out of 32 nos of stations 13 nos are elevated stations and remaining 19 nos are underground stations. Inter corridor interchange stations are available Alandur (Elevated) and Chennai Central (Underground) respectively.

COMMERCIAL OPERATION

The Phase 1 commissioned in stage wise. The first segment of section between Alandur to Koyambedu commissioned on 29.06.2015. The first underground line between Thirumangalam metro station to Nehru Park metro station on 14 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 25 May 2018. On 10 February 2019, the underground stretch from AG-DMS to Washermanpet of blue line was opened, completing 45 km phase 1 of the metro.

PHASE I – EXTENSION

Phase I Extension with length of 9.05 Km from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar are work in progress. 8 nos of stations and elevated depot are there in Phase 1 extension. In this 6 nos are elevated stations and remaining 2 nos are underground stations.

APPROVAL OF GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
The Government of India have approved the Chennai Metro Rail project on 15.6.2016.

SIGNING OF LOAN AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN
The estimated base cost of this project is about Rs.3770 Cr, Of this, 57% of loan granted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Balance amount funded by Central and State Governments together contributed about 43%. The loan agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Japan was signed on 31.03.2017.

APPOINTMENT OF GENERAL CONSULTANTS
General consultant of Phase 1 also GC for Phase 1 extension

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

COMMERCIAL OPERATION
The Phase 1 Extension from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar is commissioned and opened for public on 14th February 2021.

PHASE II
Phase II expansion for the 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. This proposal is under the process of approval from Government of India. The project will be completed by end of 2026

CorridorsElevated(Km)UG(Km) Total Length(Km)
C-3 Madhavaram to SIPCOT19.126.745.8
C-4 Lighthouse to Poonamallee Bypass1610.126.1
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

PHASE II DPR- Approval by Government of India

  • Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) has 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 recommended the same to Government of India for Central Government 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 Tie-up
 

  • Funding for a portion of Chennai Metro 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 section 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 in 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 for the 52.01 km JICA Corridor (Line-3 & Line-5) of Chennai Metro’s Phase 2 project.
  • For the Balance section (66.89 km): General consultant will be finalised by end of spe’21 & it is under process.

AWARD OF TENDERS

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

PROJECT STATUS

  • 100% Soil Testing is completed.
  • Detailed Design work has been awarded during July 2018 and the works are under progress.
  • Two Tunnel tenders in corridor 3 and two elevated viaduct including station tenders in corridor 4 were finalised on 12.05.21 and works is in progress. For balance section tenders finalisation in progress.

CMRL PROFILE

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 elevated. Out of 32 nos of stations 13 nos are elevated stations and remaining 19 nos are underground stations. Inter corridor interchange stations are available Alandur (Elevated) and Chennai Central (Underground) respectively.

COMMERCIAL OPERATION

The Phase 1 commissioned in stage wise. The first segment of section between Alandur to Koyambedu commissioned on 29.06.2015. The first underground line between Thirumangalam metro station to Nehru Park metro station on 14 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 25 May 2018. On 10 February 2019, the underground stretch from AG-DMS to Washermanpet of blue line was opened, completing 45 km phase 1 of the metro.

PHASE I – EXTENSION

Phase I Extension with length of 9.05 Km from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar are work in progress. 8 nos of stations and elevated depot are there in Phase 1 extension. In this 6 nos are elevated stations and remaining 2 nos are underground stations and commissioned on 14th Feb 2021 except Thiruvottiyur theradi Station.

PHASE II

Phase II expansion for the 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. This proposal is under the process of approval from Government of India. The project will be completed by end of 2026

Phase II The Managing Director, CMRL has indicated that the preliminary works such as soil testing and Detailed Design Consultancy have already been taken up by CMRL. The soil testing has been fully completed and Detailed Design Consultancy is in the advanced stage of completion. It was also indicated that based on the administrative sanction issued by the State Government, the tenders for construction of an underground tunnel in corridor 3 and for an elevated stretch in corridor 4 have already been awarded.