As per the contract, Linxon will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, installation of substations, overhead electrification (OHE), and SCADA for two stretches in the phase II project.
November 8, 2022
Linxon Pvt. Ltd. has secured the electrification contract for the phase II project of the Chennai Metro. As published in media reports – Linxon will execute the overhead electrification-related works on two stretches. Also, the contract is intended for phase II – Corridor 3 & 5 of the metro network in the city.
As per the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) officials, the scope of the contract includes the design, manufacturing, installation of substations, overhead electrification, and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) for two stretches in the phase II project, which include CMBT to Shollinganallur and Shollinganallur to SIPCOT.
Additionally, there will be three corridors in the phase II project — Madhavaram to SIPCOT (corridor 3 – 45.8 km), Light House to Poonamalleee (corridor 4 – 26.1 km), and Madhavaram to Shollinganallur (corridor 5 – 47 km). These three corridors will cover over 118.9 km at INR 61,843 crore.
Within the contract, the electrification covers two stretches which fall under two corridors. While the CMBT to Shollinganallur stretch will be a part of the Madhavaram to Shollinganallur corridor, the Shollinganallur to SIPCOT will be covered under Madhavaram to SIPCOT corridor.
The work will begin after the construction of stations and the viaduct and the laying of tracks. Presently, the construction work is underway across the city. Chennai Metro Rail’s primary focus and priority will be for completing the work between Poonamallee and Power House because this stretch will be the first one to be opened for public in three years.