BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday announced a new 37-km Sarjapur and Hebbal line at the cost of Rs 15,000 crore. He also offered minor relief to BMRCL by offering a minor extension of three months to the Outer Ring Road-Airport Line (Phase 2A & 2B Lines) and announced March 2025 as the new deadline.
The Sarjapur line was previously decided as a part of Metro Phase-3 and an announcement for this was made in the 2018-2019 budget. But last year the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Phase-3 line was finalized and only two corridors were announced.
On 4th March, in his speech, the CM said, “Action will be taken to prepare Detailed Project Report in the year 2022-2023 for construction of a new 37 km long new Metro line connecting Sarjapura to Hebbal through Agara, Koramangala and Diary Circle at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore.”
The DPR for Phase-3 will be submitted to the Central government for approval, he added. This 45-km project is estimated to cost Rs 11,250 crore which will cover 32 kms on Outer Ring Road from Hebbal to JP Nagar and 13 km between Hosahalli and Kadabagere.
March 2025 is fixed as the deadline for completion of the 58.19 km line from the Central Silk Board to the Airport Line (Phase 2A and Phase 2B) during the budget speech. CM Bommai also announced connectivity between Bengaluru Metro and railway stations at a cost of Rs 55 crore. The connectivity will turn up at Whitefield, K R Puram, Baiyappanahalli, Yesvantpur, and Yelahanka. Lastly the CM restated that 33 km of metro lines will be added in the ongoing financial year.