Bengaluru Suburban Rail also known as Bengaluru Commuter Rail is a proposed suburban rail service to connect various areas of Bengaluru city. The proposed project will have 4 corridors covering a total network length of 148 km and will serve a total of 57 stations. The total cost of the project is estimated to Rs.16,035 crore. If everything was done as per the plan, the project will be completed by 2026.
- Project Name: Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project
- Project Owner: Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (K-RIDE)
- General Consultant: RITES Limited
- Project Cost: Rs.15,767.00
- No. of Corridors: 4
- Total Network Length: 148 km
- No. of Stations: 57
- Deadline: 2026
Corridor 1 (Sampige Line): KSR Bengaluru City - Yelahanka - Devanahalli
- Total network length: 41.40 km (Elevated: 19.22 km & At-Grade: 22.278 km)
- Total stations: 15 stations (8 elevated and 7 At grade)
- Stations Name: KSR Bengaluru City, Srirampurz, Malleswaram, Yeshwantpur, Muthyalanagar, Lottegolahalli, Kodigehalli, Judicial Layout, Yelahanka, Nitte Meenakshi, Betahalasuru, Doddajala, Airport Trumpet, Airport Kiadb and Devanahalli.
- Depot: Devanahalli
Corridor 2 (Mallige Line): Baiyyapanahalli Terminal - Yeshwantpur - Chikkaba Navara
- Total network length: 25.0 km (Elevated: 7.723 km & At-Grade: 17.143 km)
- Total stations proposed: 14 stations (8 elevated and 6 At grade)
- Stations Name: Baiyyappanahalli Terminal, Kasturi Nagar, Sevanagar, Banaswadi, Kaveri Nagar, Nagawara, Kanakanagara, Hebbal, Lottegolahalli, Yeshwantpur, Jalahalli, Shettihalli, Mydarahalli and Chikkabanavar.
- Depot: Yeshwantpur
Corridor 3 (Parijaata): Kengeri - Cantonment - Whitefield
- Total network length: 35.52 km (Elevated: 10.40 km & At-Grade: 25.12 km)
- Total stations: 9 stations (4 elevated and 5 At grade)
- Stations Name: Kengeri, RV College, Jnanabharati, Nayandahalli, Krishnadevaraya, Jagajeevanram Nagar, KSR Bengaluru City, Kumarapar (BDA), Bengaluru Cantt., Bengaluru East, Baiyyappanahalli, Krishanrajpuram, Hoodi and White Field.
- Depot: Jnanabharati
Corridor 4 (Kanaka): Heelalige - Yelanhanka - Rajankunte
- Total network length: 46.24 km (Elevated: 8.049 km & At-Grade: 39.716 km)
- Total stations: 19 stations (4 elevated and 15 At grade)
- Stations Name: Heelalige, Bommasandra, Singena Agrahara, Huskur, Ambedkar Nagar, Karmelram, Belandur Road, Marathahalli, Kagadaspura, Benniganahalli, Channasandra, Horamavu, Hennur, Tannisandra, RK Hegde Nagar, Jakur, Yelahanka, Muddenahalli and Rajankunte.
- Depot: Silkboard
The project cost estimates have been prepared to cover civil, electrical, signalling and telecommunications works, rolling stock etc. at the June 2019 price level. The total cost including private land and GST comes to Rs 16,035.10 crores. The break-up of the estimated project cost is as under:
- Land Cost and R&R: Rs 1,469.80 crore
- Infrastructure Cost: Rs 9,882.80 crore
- Rolling Stock: Rs 1,998.00 crore
- Lifts & Escalators, Automatic Fare Collection, and Platform Screen Doors: Rs 841.4 crore
- State GST: Rs 861.6 crore
- Central GST & Basic Custom Duty: Rs 981.5 crore
Train Maintenance Depot and Workshop
The Bengaluru Suburban Rail project will have two depots for maintenance work.
- Devanahalli: This depot will serve corridor 1 (KSR Bengaluru City-Devanahalli)
- Jananabharathi: This depot will serve corridor 2 (Baiyyapanahalli Terminal-Chikkaba Navara), corridor 3 (Kengeri-Whitefield), and corridor 4 (Heelalige-Rajankunte)
Integration with the Bangalore Metro Stations
The state-owned consultancy firm RITES has proposed the integration plan of Bengaluru Suburban Rail with the following 10 existing and proposed Metro stations of the Bangalore Metro Rail network:
- KR Puram
- Jnanabharathi, and