Bengaluru Suburban Trains
Updates and details regarding Bengaluru Suburban or Bengaluru Local Trains Railway projects.
Updated : 20.06.2022
Foundation stone of Bengaluru Suburban Rail project
PM to visit Karnataka on 20th and 21st June and lay Foundation stone of Bengaluru Suburban Rail project (announced via press release on 19.06.2022)
In a step towards enhancing mobility and boosting connectivity in Bengaluru, Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Bengaluru Suburban rail project (BSRP), which will connect Bengaluru city with its suburbs and satellite townships. The project, which is to be built at a cost of over Rs. 15,700 crore, envisages 4 corridors with a total route length of over 148 Kms.
- Bengaluru will be the first city in India to get a modern suburban rail system.
- 53 Air-Conditioned trains, inducted under PPP model, with automated double-leaf sliding doors will be deployed in first phase.
- Automated fare collection gates at stations will enable smart card- based classless travel.
- Trains will have LED lights, LED – based coach identification system, passenger info display system, CCTVs and cushioned seats.
- Min fare could be Rs.3 for less than 3 km. For a 15-km trip, fare will be Rs.35.
- Estimated to carry more than 10 lakh passengers daily.
- At more than 60% of its stations, passengers will be able to interchange with other modes of transport.
- Suburban Network – 148 KM (55 km elevated , 92 km at grade)
- Stations – 57 (2 elevated, 36 at grade)
- Estimated time to complete 4 corridors – 6 years
- Length of platform – 205 m (9 coaches)
- Train services – 5 am to 12 am at 100 kmh with a station dwell time of 30 seconds.
Updated : 13.01.2021
Bangalore Suburban Railway Project ~ Updates
Indian Railway announced via press release on 11.01.2021 that Government of India had approved the Ministry of Railways’ proposal for construction of Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project Project (BSRP) in Bangalore City in the month of October 2020. The project envisions the creation of a dedicated Suburban Railway system in Bengaluru city to provide a safe, accessible and comfortable mode of public transport. The project will ease traffic congestion, enhance rural-urban connectivity and provide a cleaner mobility solution to lakhs of daily commuters. It will provide an economic, efficient and eco-friendly transit alternative to the Garden City of Bengaluru. It will alleviate the massive transport problem of Bengaluru and link all parts of the city in a seamless fashion. By providing rapid connectivity to Bangalore International Airport, IT hubs and the Commercial centres, the rail-based network will boost productivity and growth by reducing commuting time.
It will integrate multiple modes of transport like the Metro, Railways and bus transport by constructing interchange hubs. This will ensure smooth and seamless mode of transport to lakhs of daily commuters. The project is expected to benefit the people by providing a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transport system, Reduction in commuting time, Reduced fuel consumption, Reduction in capex on road infrastructure, Reduction in pollution and accident, Enhanced Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) , Increase in value of land bank in the corridor and generate additional revenue and Creation of jobs etc. The project is expected to be completed by 2026.
Updated : 15.07.2020
Bangalore Suburban Railway Project ~ Updates
Bengaluru will be getting a 148 km long suburban transport rail transport network. The trains with all air-conditioned coaches will operate from 5 am till midnight
The Union Budget 2020 has finally brought a cheer among the residents of Bengaluru after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced of ₹18600 crore for the development of Bengaluru rail suburban transport project.
The metro city will be getting a 148 km long suburban rail transport network and it will have the fares based on the metro model. The central government would provide 20% of equity and facilitate external assistance up to 60% of the project cost.
Bengaluru will become the latest city to have its own suburban rail network after other major metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Secunderabad. The state government has submitted a revised detailed project report (DPR) that proposes around 55-odd suburban railway stations.
Thanking Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Karnataka CM BS Yeddiyurappa hailed her decision to approve Bengaluru suburban rail whose funding up to 40% will be shared by the state and the Centre, with the balance coming from external assistance.
The state government has proposed to execute the work through the Rail infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Ltd (K-RIDE) and a special purpose vehicle has to be formed to implement the project, stated a PTI report.
The RITES submitted a pre-feasibility report in November 2017 titled as “Bengaluru Elevated Rail Corridor – Pre-Feasibility Report”. The report studied three options to explore alternative means of enhancing commuter rail capacity of Bengaluru City with minimum land acquisition.
According to media reports, RITES(Rail India Technical and Economic Service) have prepared a detailed project report(DPR) which it submitted to Indian Railways. RITES have identified four corridors and they are:
- KSR Bengaluru city–Devanahalli
- Heelalige -Yelahanka–Rajanukunte
- Kengeri–KSR Bengaluru–White field.
According to a latest report, Bengaluru is the world’s most traffic-congested city and the introduction of the suburban rail network will help in providing the residents an alternative to reach their destinations on time.