Chennai Metro Phase I: Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

Sangeeta Singh Posted on: 2020-09-17 17:39:00 Viewer: 236 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Chennai

Chennai Metro Phase I: Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

In February 2009, Hyderabad-based Soma Enterprise was awarded a ₹199.2 crore contract for the construction of a 4.5 kilometres long viaduct along the Inner Ring Road. The construction started on 10 June 2009 with the piling work for the elevated viaduct between Koyambedu and Ashok Nagar stretch

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Chennai Metro Rail Project
  • Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamilnadu
  • Operator: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL)
  • Project Type: Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)
  • Project Cost: INR 85,613 Crores
  • Funding Pattern: Govt. of Tamilnadu and Foreign Institution
  • Completion Target: 2021
  • Current Status: Operational since June 29, 2015

Operational Network (Phase 1)

Line 1 (Blue): Wimco Nagar - Chennai International Airport

  • Total Length: 32.65 km
  • Total Stations: 26 Stations (All operational)
  • Station Names: Wimco Nagar, Tiruvottiyur, Gowri Ashram, Thangal, Toll Gate, Tondiarpet, Korukkupet, Sir Theagaraya College, Washermanpet, Mannadi, High Court, Chennai Central, Government Estate, LIC, Thousand Lights, AG-DMS, Teynampet, Nandanam, Saidapet, Little Mount, Guindy, Alandur, Nanganallur Road, Meenambakkam and Chennai International Airport.

Line 2 (Green): Central - St. Thomas Mount

  • Total Length: 22 km
  • Total Stations: 17 Stations (All Operational)
  • Station Names: Chennai Central, Egmore, Nehru Park, Kilpauk Medical College, Pachaiyappa's College, Shenoy Nagar, Anna Nagar East, Anna Nagar Tower, Thirumangalam, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Arumbakkam, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkattuthangal, Alandur, St. Thomas Mount.

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Project Cost & Funding:

Phase   Project Cost    Funding By
 Phase-I     ₹23,770 Crore   Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamilnadu


Technical Information

  • Design Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: NA
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 25 KV 50 HZ AC through overhead catenary
  • Signalling System: CBTC  
  • Rolling stock: NA

Major Contractors 

Civil/Construction Contracts

package   Contractor   Work Description
    Larsen & Toubro – Alstom Transport, SA – Alstom Projects India Ltd.   Design and Construction of Track Work in Viaduct, Tunnel, Underground and Depot in Corridor – I & II
UAA-01   Afcons – Transtonnelstroy JV   Construction of
Washermenpet to Egmore/May Day Tunnels & 4 stations
UAA-02 & UAA-03   Gammon – Mosmetrostroy jv   Construction of May Day Park to AG-DMS
Tunnels & 3 stations & Construction of
AG-DMS to Saidapet Tunnels & 4 stations
UAA-04   L&T – SUCG JV   Construction of Egmore t0 Shenoy Nagar
Tunnels & 3 stations
UAA-05   Afcons -Transtonnelstroy   Construction of Shenoy Nagar to Thirumangalam Tunnels & 4 stations

System Contracts

Contractor   Work Description
Alstom India Ltd.   168 Coaches (Rolling Stock)
Siemens AG – Siemens Ltd.   Power Supply and Overhead Equipments (OHE), Signalling, Platform Screen doors and Tele-communications
SJEC Corporation – Johnson Lifts Pvt. Ltd.   Lifts and Escalators
Nippon Signal Company Limited   Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System
Emirates Trading Agency – ETA Engineering Pvt. Ltd.   Design and build tunnel Ventilation System
Voltas Ltd.   Underground stations air conditioning system


Package   Contractor   Work Description
 DPR    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)    Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparer and Interim Consultant till September 2014
GC   Egis Rail – Egis India – Maunsell Consultants Asia – Balaji Rail Road Systems – Yachiyo Engineering JV   General Consultancy Services

Progress So Far

  • 29 Jun 2015: 10 km section between Koyambedu – Alandur on Green line opened
  • 21 Sept 2016: 8.6 km section between Airport –  Little Mount on Blue Line opened
  • 15 Oct 2016: 1.3 km section between Alandur – St. Thomas Mount on Green line opened
  • 14 May 2017: 8 km section between Koyambedu – Nehru Park on Green line opened
  • 25 May 2017: 4.8 km section between Little Mount – AG-DMS on Blue Line opened
  • 25 May 2018: 2.6 km section between Nehru Park – Central on Green line opened
  • 10 Feb 2019: 9.8 km section between AG-DMS – Washermenpet on Blue Line opened

In-depth Information

OverviewChennai Metro Phase 2


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