Bangalore Metro Phase 2B – Information, Route Maps, Tenders & Updates

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Phase 2B Information

37 km Bangalore (Namma) Metro Phase 2B project is an under construction “airport-link” section of Blue Line from Bengaluru city to Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) in Devanahalli with 17 stations.

A metro line to the airport has been on the drawing board since 2005 when construction commenced on the city’s airport. It was first envisioned as a high-speed rail link connecting the city’s CBD (MG Road) to be executed by a special purpose vehicle independent of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation.

In October 2015, RITES suggested 2 routes to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL). In September 2016, BMRCL sought suggestions from the public on 9 routes; they went on to finalize 4 routes in late-April 2017. In May 2017, they picked the route extending Line-4 via Nagawara, RK Hegde Nagar, Jakkur & Yelahanka. In January 2019, the Karnataka Government announced the approval of the line’s 37 km route with 17 stations as an extension of Line-5 (ORR Line) via KR Puram, Nagawara, Hebbal & Yelahanka.

Phase 2A and Phase 2B (KR Puram – Yelahanka – Bangalore Airport) will be funded through a $500 million loan by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) which was approved by its board in December 2020. In addition, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide a $318 million loan as well. A formal agreement for it was signed in March 2021.

In April 2021, Phase 2B was approved by the Central Government’s cabinet. BMRCL has not published Phase 2B’s DPR (Detailed Project Report) online.

Phase 2B’s Funding

Estimated Cost: 9,616.51 crore

  • ADB: Rs. 2,410.79 crore
  • JICA: Rs. 1,310.74 crore
  • PPP Sources: Rs. 800 crore
  • State Govt: Rs. 4,074.34 crore
  • Central Govt: Rs. 1,260.54 crore

Bids for Phase 2B’s construction work, through 3 civil packages, were invited in July 2019. Construction work is expected to start in Q4 2021.

  • Current Phase 2B Deadline: 2024
  • My Completion Estimate: 2027

Route Information

Line-5 – Blue Line: KR Puram – Hebbal – KIAL Terminals

  • Length: 37 km
  • Type: Elevated, At-Grade and Underground (within the airport)
  • Depot: Shettigere Depot (in addition to Phase 2A’s Baiyappanahalli Depot)
  • Number of Stations: 17
  • Station Names: Kasturinagara, Horamavu, HRBR Layout (erst. Babusaheb Palya), Kalyan Nagar, HBR layout, Nagawara, Veerannapalya, Kempapura, Hebbal, Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka (erst. Kogilu Cross), Bagalur Cross (erst. Bagalur/PRR Cross), Bettahalasuru, Doddajala (erst. Trumpet Junction), Airport City (erst. Sky Garden, to be built at-grade) and KIAL Terminals (erst. Airport Terminal, to be built partially underground)

Phase 2B Route Map

The embedded map below shows the tentative location of all stations in Phase 2B and can be zoomed into!

An official PDF route map of Bangalore Metro Phase 2B will be added here when available.

Future Network Route Map: Phase 1-2-2A-2B

Key for map below: Phase 1Phase 2 | Phase 2A | Phase 2B


Latest Bangalore Metro (BMRCL) Phase 2B tenders can be viewed on the BMRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Phase 2B’s Contractors

Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for KR Puram – HBR Layout – Section 1SMEC International Pty. Ltd
Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for HBR Layout – KIAL Airport – Section 2AECOM India Pvt. Ltd. and Consulting Engineers Group Ltd. JV
Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for Airport Terminal Metro Station and Airport City Metro Station at Kempegowda International AirportWinner Unknown (Bids invited Nov 2020)
Limited Project Management Consultancy (Designated Engineer)RITES Ltd.
General Consultant for Rolling Stock, Signaling & Platform Screen DoorsSYSTRA – DB Engineering & Consulting – Oriental Consultants Global JV
Geotechnical InvestigationBureau Veritas
Additional Geotechnical investigationShree Balaji Test House Pvt. Ltd
DGPS, Topographic, Land & Property SurveyG. S. Survey & Engineers
Providing / Shifting of Street LightsPower-Tech Electricals
Partial and Full demolition/dismantling of buildings/structuresShaik Fakruddin
Shifting of BESCOM Electrical Utilities between Hebbal and Indian Airforce GateGowtham’s Electricals
Shifting of BESCOM Electrical Utilities Bharathi Nagara and Kempegowda International Airport (KIA)Shah Electricals
Package Phase2B/P1: Construction of 11.003 km viaduct and 8 stations from Kasturi Nagar to Kempapura NCC Ltd.
Package Phase2B/P2: Construction of 11.678 km viaduct and 5 stations from Hebal to Bagalur Cross NCC Ltd.
Package Phase2B/P3: Construction of 15.011 km viaduct and 2 stations at Bettahalasuru and DoddajalaNCC Ltd.
Construction of at-grade and underground tunnel, Airport City and KIAL Terminals stationsAIC Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd.
Construction of Airport Depot (Doddajala Depot or Shettigere Depot)J Kumar – AICPL JV
Rolling Stock contract for 126 coachesBEML is lowest bidder
Track-work contract – Package T1 & T2Larsen & Toubro is lowest bidder

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