Karnataka government gives in-principle approval for Bangalore Metro Phase 3
The Karnataka government has given in-principle approval to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to carry out an extension of Phase 3 of the Metro project to connect Bagmane Tech Park, Yelahanka, and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) at Sahakarnagar. The approved extension would span 8.35 km, of which 5.25 km would be underground and 2 km elevated on a viaduct with 6 stations including two interchanges at Bagmane Tech Park and Yelahanka.
What is the proposed route for Phase 3?
The Karnataka Government has given in-principle approval for the Bangalore Metro Phase 3 project. The Phase 3 project will have five lines connecting the following places: 1. KR Puram – Yeshwanthpur 2. Bommasandra – Whitefield 3. Whitefield – HSR Layout 4. HSR Layout – Kengeri
How many stations will there be?
The Karnataka government has given in-principle approval for the construction of a new line between KR Puram and Kengeri on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The proposed line will be 28.6 km long and will have 21 stations.
What is the estimated cost of the project?
This project is estimated to cost INR 45,000 crore (US$6.69 billion). The Karnataka govt has agreed to fund 25% of this project. The remaining funds will come from a combination of loans and equity investment.
When is the project expected to be completed?
The project is expected to be completed by 2024. The work on the elevated corridor is expected to start soon.
What are the benefits of the project?
The project has been in the pipeline for a while now and it is expected to be completed by 2021. This will make the journey from Kadugodi to Yelahanka on the North East line, which takes 2 hours 20 minutes currently, only 38 minutes. This will immensely benefit those who travel to work or study at HAL or BESCOM or those who commute between Electronic City and Whitefield. The metro will also have a station near Central College, which is very close to M G Road.