Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is all set to have its own metro rail network, the Srinagar Light Metro (Metrolite). With a length of 25 km, the metro network will have two lines and 24 stations. The project is being developed by the Housing and Urban Development Department of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
In February 2020, the Union Territory’s Administrative Council approved the appointment of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Phase 1 of the project. The DMRC has been tasked with appraising and approving the DPR for Phase 1 of the project and for exploring possible external funding for the project.
As per the latest information available, the estimated cost of the Srinagar Metro project is around Rs. 5734 crores for the first phase. The project is expected to have an estimated ridership of 2 lakhs by 2027.
Srinagar Metro Route Map:
Srinagar Metro Phase 1 Routes:
The Srinagar Metro project will have two lines, Line 1 and Line 2, both of which will be elevated.
Line 1 will connect Indra Nagar to HMT Junction, covering a distance of 12.5 km. It will have 12 stations, including HMT Junction, Parimpora, Bus Stand, Qamarwari, Gagarzoo, Rathpora, Batmaloo, Secretariat, Lal Chowk, Munshi Bagh, Sonwar, and Indiranagar. The line is planned to be extended to Pampore Bus-stand in Phase 2.
Line 2 will connect Hazuri Bagh to Osmanabad, covering a distance of 12.5 km. It will have 12 stations, including Osmanabad, Hazratbal Crossing, Soura, SKIMS, Nalbal Chowk, Jama Masjid, Khaniyar, Nowpara, Munshi Bagh, and Hazoori Bagh. The line is planned to be extended to Srinagar Airport in Phase 2.
Srinagar Metro Fares (Ticket Prices): The fare structure, prices and rules for the Srinagar Metro have not been finalized or announced yet.
Srinagar Metro Tenders: As of February 2022, tenders for the pre-construction work of the Srinagar Metro have not been invited yet. News on these tenders, their bidders, awarded tenders, and contracts will be covered in further detail on the news and construction page.
The Srinagar Metro project is expected to ease the traffic congestion in the city, providing a safe and efficient mode of transportation for the citizens of Srinagar. Stay tuned for more updates on the project’s progress and construction.