Chennai, India (Metro Rail Today): Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has commenced pre-construction activities for building 10-km elevated viaduct and 9 (Nine) elevated metro stations for corridor 3 of Chennai Metro's Phase 2 project on 11th March 2023 in Chennai.
"With regard to our latest Order win for construction of an elevated viaduct of 10 km and nine elevated metro stations in Chennai, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) identified 30 acres of land for the Casting Yard Depot and performed Bhumi Pujan on 11 March 2023," said RVNL officials.
In January 2023, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) issued a contract order worth Rs 1,134.11 crore to RVNL for the construction of 10-km elevated viaduct including 9 metro stations for corridor 3 of Chennai Metro Phase 2 under civil contract package C3-ECV-01/RT-01.
The scope of work includes design and construction of elevated viaduct (approximate length of 10 km), nine (9) elevated metro stations at Sholinganallur Lake, Ponniamman Temple, Sathyabama University, Semmancheri, Gandhi Nagar, Navallur, Siruseri, SIPCOT 1 and SIPCOT 2 and stabling viaduct at SIPCOT of Corridor 3 of Chennai Metro Rail Project, Phase 2.
The 45.8 km long corridor 3 (Purple Line) is one of the three corridors of Chennai Metro's Phase 2 Project. The corridor stretches from Madhavaram Milk Colony to Siruseri Sipcot 2. The line will consist of 50 stations, out of which 30 are underground and 20 are elevated.
RVNL, Category-I Mini Ratna CPSE under the Ministry of Railways, is engaged in the business of implementing various types of Rail infrastructure projects assigned by Ministry of Railways including doubling (including 3rd/4th lines), gauge conversion, new lines, railway electrification, major bridges, workshops, production units and sharing of freight revenue with Railways as per the concession agreement entered into with Ministry of Railway.
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