Phase 3 of Bangalore Metro to cover 42 km and have 31 stations

Bangalore, India (Metro Rail Today): The alignment of Bengaluru Metro Phase-III project has just been finalised. The 42-km line will merge with other Metro lines, suburban rail or bus depots at nine points that will help in seamless connectivity, say top officials. The project is expected to become operational by 2027-2028. According to the alignment report by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, Phase-3 will have two Metro corridors. Corridor-I will run along the Outer Ring Road from J P Nagar to Hebbal for 31 km while Corridor-II will run from Hosahalli Toll to Kadabagere for 11 km.

According to a senior Metro official,

The line along the ORR will have 22 stations including three at JP Nagar while the second line will have nine stations. Somanahalli Cross will serve as an interchange station.

The first corridor ending at Hebbal will intersect with Phase-2B of Airport Line that will run from KR Puram to KIA via Hebbal, thereby connecting the ORR Road fully. Metro Phase 3 will have only one depot at Sumanahalli Cross. The crucial aspect of Metro Phase-3 are nine points where it will merge with its own network or facilitate multi-modal integration, said another official. The start point of Corridor-1 at JD Mall station (JP Nagar 4th Phase) will touch an upcoming Phase-II station at JP Nagar; the JP Nagar 5th Phase station will merge with the JP Nagar station on the Green Line of Phase-I;  Kamakhya Metro will integrate with the bus station; at Mysuru Road, it will merge with the existing one on the Purple Line; Sumanahalli Cross will serve as an interchange point for both the new corridors; Peenya will touch the existing station on the Green Line; Lottegahalli will connect with the proposed suburban rail corridor; Hebbal will link with the upcoming suburban rail station, the existing railway station and the BMTC depot, and at Hosahalli, it will merge with the existing station on the Green Line.

 

The traffic survey is yet to be carried out and the Detailed Project Report is expected to be readied by RITES within six or seven months, another official said.

Stations planned for Corridor One are JP Nagar IV Phase (JD Mall), JP Nagar V Phase, JP Nagar, Kadirenahalli, Kamakya bus Depot, Hosakerahalli Cross, PES Institute of Technology, Mysuru Road, Nagarbhavi Circle, Vinayaka Layout, Ambedkar Institute of Engineering, BDA Complex, Sumanahalli Cross, Chowdeshwari Nagar, Freedom Fighters Cross, Kranteevera Stadium, Peenya, Bahubali Nagar,BEL Circle, Patelappa Layout, Hebbal, Kempapura.

Stations planned for Corridor Two are Hosahalli, KHB Colony, Vinayak Nagar, Sumanahalli Cross, Sunkadakatte, Herohalli, Byadarahalli, Forest Gate, Kadabagere.

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