India: Chennai Metro Rail Phase 2 Project - Balance Corridor 5 (AIIB-000368)

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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 438.75 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 708.64 million
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Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 29, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, "The Project consists of construction of 26 km of elevated viaduct and 24 elevated stations and provision of related equipment and related facilities, for the balance corridor 5 portion of the north-south mass transit system in Chennai.

The following Project components will be financed by AIIB:
Component A: Construction of 26 km of elevated viaduct.
Component B: Construction of 24 elevated stations.
Component C: Utility Management.
Other components of this Project include:

Traction and power supply, track work, and telecommunication, electrical and mechanical works, which would be financed by Asian Development Bank (ADB); and

Signaling, lift and escalators, permanent way, platform screen doors, physical security instruments, land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and environmental related costs, which would be financed from counterpart funds by the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN)."

Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

ADB US$ 114.1 million
Government of Tamil Nadu US$ 155.88 million

Contact Information

Kishlaya Misra
Project Team Leader and Investment Specialist

Prasanna V. Salian
Deputy Secretary,
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Government of India

Implementing Agency
Pradeep Yadav
Managing Director
Chennai Metro Rail Limited


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