K-RIDE Proposes 452 Km Bengaluru Suburban Rail Expansion

According to the latest proposal, the BSRP network will be extended to Kolara, Tumakuru, Mysuru, Bangarapete, Hosuru, and Gauribidanuru, covering a total length of 452 km. This extension is considered as Phase-2 of the project.

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BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The Karnataka Rail Infrastructure Development Company (K-RIDE) has come up with a new proposal to extend the Bengaluru Suburban Rail project (BSRP) to nearby cities and towns. It is now awaiting approval from the Ministry of Railways to conduct the pre-feasibility study for the project.

According to the latest proposal, the BSRP network will be extended to Kolara, Tumakuru, Mysuru, Bangarapete, Hosuru, and Gauribidanuru, covering a total length of 452 km. This extension is considered as Phase-2 of the project.

The proposed extensions will include the following corridors:

1. Devanahalli to Kolara along Corridor 1 – 107 km
2. Chikkabanavara to Tumkur via Dabaspete along Corridor 2 – 55 km
3. Kengeri to Mysuru along Corridor 3 – 125 km
4. Whitefield to Bangarpete along Corridor 3 – 45 km
5. Heelalige to Hosuru along Corridor 4 – 23 km
6. Rajanukunte to Gauribidhanuru via Doddaballapura along Corridor 4 – 52 km

Additionally, the proposal includes a new lane called ‘Corridor 2A,’ extending from Chikkabanavara to Magadi, covering a distance of 45 km.

The existing BSRP project comprises four corridors with a total length of 148.17 km. These corridors are:

1. KSR Bengaluru City to Devanahalli (Corridor 1 – 41.4 Km)
2. Baiyappanahalli to Chikkabanavara (Corridor 2 -25.01 km)
3. Kengeri to Whitefield (Corridor 3 – 25.01 km)
4. Heelalige to Rajanukunte ( Corridor 4 – 46.25 km)

During the BSRP review meeting held in early June, Minister MB Patil advised K-RIDE officials to prepare a revised proposal including the above-mentioned places. The extension is expected to improve commuter convenience and promote industrial development in the region.

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