Bangalore Metro Phase I: Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

Sangeeta Singh Posted on: 2022-01-31 12:29:00 Viewer: 221 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Bengaluru

Bangalore Metro Phase I:  Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

The first phase of the project was initially budgeted at ₹6,395 crore. With route extensions and cost escalation, this was later revised to ₹11,609 crores. There were many delays during construction and as a result, there were several postponements. The difficult geological conditions below ground with a mix of soft soil, high groundwater levels, hard granite and large boulders was a major impediment for tunnel boring

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Bangalore Metro Rail Project (Namma Metro)
  • Operator: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited
  • Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Karnataka
  • Project Type: Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)
  • No. of Phases: 3
  • Project Cost: Rs 58,193 crores
  • Funding: Govt. of Karnataka, Govt. of India, JICA, ADB, EIB, Infosys and Biocon
  • Status: Operational - October 20, 2011
  • Completion Target: 2023 (Phase-II)

Operational Routes

Line 1 (Purple): Baiyyappanahalli - Mysuru Road - Challaghatta

  • Route Length: 18.10 km
  • No. of Stations: 17
  • Stations: Baiyyappanahalli, Swami Vivekananda Road, Indiranagar, Halasuru, Trinity, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Sir M. Visveshwaraya, Majestic, City Railway Station, Magadi Road, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar, Attiguppe, Deepanjali Nagar and Mysuru Road,
  • Depot: Baiyyappanahalli

Line 2 (Green): Nagasandra - Silk Institute

  • Route Length: 24.20 km
  • No. of Stations: 24 
  • Stations: Nagasandra, Dasarahalli, Jalahalli, Peenya Industry, Peenya, Goraguntepalya, Yeshwanthpur, Sandal Soap Factory, Mahalakshmi, Rajajinagar, Kuvempu Road, Srirampura, Sampige Road, Majestic, Chickpet, Krishna Rajendra Market, National College, Lalbagh, Southend Circle, Jayanagar, Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road, Banashankari, Jayaprakash Nagar, Yelachenahalli, Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.
  • Depot: Peenya

Project Cost & Funding:

Phase   Project Cost    Funding By
 Phase-I     ₹11,609 Crore   Govt. of India and Govt. of Karnataka

Technical Information

  • Design Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 63 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 750  V DC third rail
  • Signalling System: CBTC  
  • Rolling stock: NA

Major Contractors 

Contractor   Work Description
 BEML-Hyundai Rotem JV    Supply of 150 (3-coach) Rolling Stock Trains. (Rs 1,672.50 crore)
Alstom Transport SA, Thales Group Portugal S A, and Sumitomo Corporation JV    Supply of Signalling & Telecommunication Systems. It includes the Urbalis 200 Automatic Train Control system. (Rs 563.4 crore)
ABB Group   Supply of Power Systems including SCADA.

Progress So Far

  • 20 Oct 2011: 6.7 km section between Baiyyappanahalli – MG Road on Purple Line opened.
  • 01 Mar 2014: 9.9 km section between Sampige Road – Peenya Industry on Green Line opened.
  • 01 May 2015: 2.5 km section between Peenya Industry – Nagasandra on Green Line opened.
  • 16 Nov 2015: 6.4 km section between Mysore Road – Magadi Road on Purple Line opened.
  • 29 Apr 2016: 4.8 km section between MG Road – Magadi Road on Purple Line opened. 
  • 19 June 2017: 12 km section between Sampige Road – Yelachenahalli on Green Line opened.

In-depth Information

Overview | Bangalore Metro Phase 2 | Bangalore Metro Phase 3 


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