BANGALORE, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The coordination of the Bengaluru Metro Phase-III project has recently been completed. Officials said that the 42 KMs line would meet other Metro lines, subway or bus depots at nine locations to facilitate seamless communication. The project is expected to start operating in 2027-2028.
According to a road planning report studied by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), Phase-3 will have two Metro corridors. Corridor-I will run the Outer Ring Road from JP Nagar to Hebbal 31 KMs, while Corridor II will run from Hosahalli Toll to Kadabagere 11 km. Metro chief executive officer said, “The ORR line will have 22 stations including three at JP Nagar and the second line will have nine stations. Somanahalli Cross will serve as an exchange station, ”he added.
The first tunnel ending at Hebbal will be connected to Phase 2B of the Airline, which will run from KR Puram to KIA via Hebbal, thus fully connecting the ORR road. As a result, Metro Phase 3 will have only one depot at Sumanahalli Cross.
The key to Metro Phase-3 is these nine points where it will connect to its network or facilitate multi-species integration, said one official. Among the points that would have been made were the JP Nagar Phase V station with JP Nagar stn in Green Line of Phase-I; Kamakya Metro with bus station; Mysuru Road with existing Purple Line; Sumanahalli Cross will serve as an exchange site for both of these new tunnels; Peenya with an existing channel on Green Line; Lottegahalli will connect to the proposed Suburban railway tunnel; Hebbal with an upcoming subway station, an existing Indian railway station and a BMTC depot, and Hosahalli with an existing Green Line station.
Another official said a transport study was still underway, and the Detailed Project Report was expected to be read by RITES within six or seven months. Corridor-1 will have stations at JP Nagar 4th Phase (JD Mall), JP Nagar 5th Phase, JP Nagar, Kadirenahalli, Kamakhya bus depot, Hosakerahalli Cross, PES Institute of Technology, Mysore Road and others.