Bangalore Metro Phase 1: Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

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Bangalore Metro Phase 1:  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 Lines: 3
  • Project Cost: Rs 11,609 crores
  • Funding: Govt. of Karnataka, Govt. of India, JICA, ADB, EIB, Infosys and Biocon
  • Status: Operational - October 20, 2011

Routes & Network

Line   Routes   Length   Current Status
#1 Purple Line   Benniganahalli - Kengeri   42.53km   Operational (39.34 km), U/C (1.54 km)
#2 Green Line   Nagasandra - Silk Institute - Yelachenahalli   36.52km   Operational (30.32 km), U/C (6.2 km)
#3 Yellow Line   RV Road - Bommasandra   19.14km   Under Construction
#4 Pink Line   Kalena Agrahara - Nagawara   21.38km   Under Construction
#5 Blue Line   KR Puram - KIAL Terminals   55.23km   Under Construction
#6 Orange Line    JP Nagar 4th Phase - Kempapura   32.15km   Approved by State Govt.
#7 (TBA)   Hosahalli - Kadabagere     12.5km   Approved by State Govt.
#8 (TBA)   Hebbal - Sarjapur   35.4km   Approved by State Govt.


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

System 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: BEML – Hyundai Rotem

Major Contractors 

  •  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.

Key Dates

  • 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.

Phase wise In-depth Information

Overview | Bangalore Metro Phase 2 | Bangalore Metro Phase 3 


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