Afcons bags Chennai Metro Rail Project
Monday, February 7, 2011
In an integrated joint venture with the Russian giant Transtonnelstroy, Afcons Infrastructure, a group company of Shapoorji Pallonji, has successively secured two landmark metro projects in Chennai, amounting to Rs. 2,598 crore.
The two project contracts—UAA01 and UAA05 with value of Rs 1,567 crore and Rs 1,031 crore respectively, are in 1 and 2 corridors of Chennai Metro Project, covering respective lengths from Washermenpet to Egmore station and from Shenoy Nagar to Thiurmangalam station. With 5 and 4 underground stations for UAA01 & UAA05 respectively, the length of twin tunnel with Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) technique for UAA01 & UAA05 is 5.5 km & 3.1 km respectively.
These projects are part of the tenders floated by the Chennai Metro Rail for design and construction of underground stations and associated tunnels covering a total length of 8.6 Kms and 9 underground stations. The construction works are likely to take off by mid-February 2011 and will be completed by end of April, 2015.
Ramakrishna V Ramanan, Director Transportation Afcons Infrastructure, said, “We are very happy to get ourselves associated with the Chennai Metro Rail project. The bagging of the project has given us yet another opportunity to showcase our skill-set and engineering expertise.