BMRCL submits Detailed Project Report for Hebbal-Sarjapur Namma Metro line in Bengaluru

In July 2023, the State budget included a proposal to construct a new metro line between Hebbal and Sarjapur, passing through Agara, Koramangala, and Dairy Circle

Updated - June 26, 2024 01:20 am IST

Published - June 25, 2024 04:39 pm IST - Bengaluru

A file photo of a Namma Metro train on the Purple Line.

A file photo of a Namma Metro train on the Purple Line. | Photo Credit: Murali Kumar K

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has submitted the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 37-kilometre Hebbal-Sarjapur corridor to the Karnataka government for approval.

In July 2023, the State budget included a proposal to construct a new metro line between Hebbal and Sarjapur, passing through Agara, Koramangala, and Dairy Circle, at an estimated cost of ₹28,405 crore.

A senior BMRCL official said that the DPR has been sent to the State Government. Once approved, it will be forwarded to the Central Government for final approval.

“The proposed metro line will cover several areas in the Central Business District. Approximately 16.80 km of the route, from Koramangala to Hebbal, will be underground. It will pass through key locations, such as Bellandur, Agara, St John’s Hospital, NIMHANS, Central College, Cunningham Road, and Mehkri Circle,” an official said.

“The section from Sarjapur to Koramangala 3rd Block will have 15 elevated stations. From Koramangala 2nd Block to Veterinary College, the line will go underground, and will include 11 stations. There may be some changes to the DPR before it receives approval from the State Government,” the official added.

Meanwhile, Namma Metro Phase 3 project was approved by the Public Investment Board (PIB) of the Union Government recently. Under this plan, 44.65 km of new metro line will be added to the network by 2028 at a cost of ₹15,611 crore.

The proposed line will connect Hebbal to J.P. Nagar via Goraguntepalya, Magadi Road, Mysuru Road, and Kanakapura Road along the Outer Ring Road, covering a distance of 32.15 km. Additionally, a line connecting Hosahalli and Kadabagere via Magadi Road, spanning 12.5 km, has been approved.

A BMRCL official said that the PIB has cleared the DPR and approval is awaited from the Union Cabinet.

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