Namma Metro – Bangalore Metro Rail

Posted on February 16, 2009. Filed under: Bangalore News | Tags: , , , |

Bangalore Metro Rail

Bangalore Metro Rail

Namma Metro (Our metro) / The Bangalore Metro (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೆಟ್ರೊ) is the proposed mass-transit rail system for the city of Bangalore, India. The agency responsible for its implementation is Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd(BMRCL). Navayuga Engineering has been awarded the contract to construct Reach 1 on the East-West line. Five consortia have been shortlisted as general consultants for the project.

A detailed project report prepared by the DMRC and RITES envisaged a 33km elevated and underground rail network with 32 stations for Phase I of the project. The proposed gauge is standard gauge unlike the broad gauge on the Delhi Metro network.

In 2007, BMRCL announced that it would incorporate a northern extension (from Yeshwantpur to Hessarghatta Cross) and part of the southern extension (from RV Road to Puttenahalli) in Phase I, thus extending the length of Phase I network to about 42 km, with 40 stations. The objective of this was to connect the Metro to the Outer Ring Road at both ends, as also cover the industrial areas of Peenya in the North-West, thereby providing better connectivity and increasing ridership. In October 2008, the Government of Karnataka approved this extension, which would cost an additional Rs.1592 crore.

Construction work was scheduled to start in 2005 but was delayed by a February 2006 change of government in the state of Karnataka and continued debate over whether the project was financially feasible and appropriate for the city. On 25 April 2006 the Indian cabinet approved the project, which was then budgeted at more than Rs.5400 crore (about US$1.2 billion). The foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 24, 2006. Construction on Reach-1 of the project between MG Road and Baiyyappanahalli commenced in 2007, and work on Phase-1 of the project is scheduled to be completed by 2012. The first line is scheduled to open in December 2011.


Phase I

North-South Corridor (The Green Route, 23.7km)

Stations: Hesaraghatta Cross, T Dasarahalli, Jalahalli, Peenya Industrial Area, Peenya Village, Outer Ring Road, Yeshwantpur, Mahalakshmi Layout, Rajajinagar, Malleswaram, Swastik, Majestic, Chickpet, City Market, K R Road, South End Circle, Jayanagar, R V Road, Banashankari, J P Nagar, Puttenahalli.

East-West Corridor (The Violet Route, 18.1km)

Stations: Baiyappanahalli, Old Madras Road, C M H Road, Ulsoor, Trinity Circle, M G Road, Cricket Stadium, Vidhana Soudha, Central College, Majestic, City Railway Station, Magadi Road, Tollgate, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar, Deepanjalinagar, Mysore Road.

Phase II

Lines built during Phase-I are likely to be extended further. The Technology clusters in the South & East of the City are planned to be connected with Yelahanka in the North. Route alignments are yet to be finalized.

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5 Responses to “Namma Metro – Bangalore Metro Rail”

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I want some rv road metro photos

I am doing a project on namma metro, so i want some photos and detail of it…….

There is no definite Bangalore metro rail route map after peripheral ring Road towards puttenahalli. Please show the definite route.

I want whn will b peenya metro project starts from?

whether metro rail passes thro RBI LAYOUT in JP nagar and what is the extended route

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