Bengaluru will catch up with Chennai in 6 years with 150 kilometers of suburban rail to decongest the city roads

2021-01-12 14:37:38 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

Railways are constructing four suburban Rail corridors around Bengaluru city with a total route length of about 150 kilometers at an estimated cost of Rs 15,767 crores.

The project implemented by the Rail Infrastructure Development company (Karnataka) a joint venture company set up by the Railway Ministry as a special purpose vehicle to implemnt the suburban project. The project cost shared by the Railways and Karnataka government will be completed in six years.

The project will ease traffic congestion

The project envisions 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

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the progress of Bangalore Suburban Railway Project on January eleventh.  The Minister said that The project should be planned in futuristic manner to incorporate the growing needs of city like Bengaluru.

The meeting attended by Senior officials of Railway Board and Government of Karnataka. 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.

Benefits of the project; among other things, additional revenue and creation of jobs

The project is expected to benefit the people by providing a safe, efficient and environment 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.

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