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.
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
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