Bangalore Metrolite – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Bangalore Metrolite project with 3 lines totaling 60 km is a light rail transit (LRT) system proposed to be built in Bengaluru, Karnataka by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL).

Bengaluru’s Metrolite lines are planned on routes where cost-intensive heavy-rail metro lines might be an overkill from a cost and engineering perspective. The system has been designed per the Government of India’s July 2019 metrolite specifications, and will be cheaper to construct and maintain due to its smaller size with lesser capacity compared to regular heavy-rail metro systems.

In December 2019, a comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) prepared by Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Ltd. proposed the development of 3 Metrolite corridors under Bangalore Metro’s upcoming Phase 3 project.

In March 2020, Karnataka’s Chief Minister announced during the budget speech that 2 corridors in West Bengaluru (ORR-West and Mysore Road Toll Gate – Kadabagere) will be developed as metrolite lines through the public private partnership (model) and the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for both will be prepared.

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 0 km | Approved: 0 km | Proposed: 60 km

Metrolite System Specifications

  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Total Capacity: 300-425 passengers
  • Number of Coaches: 3
  • Length: 45m
  • Top Speed: 60 kmph
  • Average Speed: 35 kmph

Bangalore Metrolite Route Information

An accurate representation of Bengaluru’s Metrolite lines will appear only after the DPR for each line is created, finalized and approved.

Line-1: Hebbal – JP Nagar (ORR-West Line)

  • Length: 30 km
  • Type: At-Grade
  • Status: DPR not finalized
  • Line Color: Orange (assigned by BMRCL)

Line-2: Magadi Road Toll Gate – Kadabagere

  • Length: 14 km
  • Type: At-Grade
  • Status: DPR not finalized
  • Line Color: Not assigned yet

Line-3: Whitefield – Domlur

  • Length: 16 km
  • Type: At-Grade
  • Status: DPR not finalized
  • Line Color: Not assigned yet

Other lines being explored for construction (not mapped below)

New Line: Katamanallur Gate (Hoskote) – Sarjapur Road – Hebbal

  • Length: 52 km
  • Type: At-Grade

Bangalore Metrolite Route Map (Master Plan)

Official line color has been assigned only for the Hebbal – JP Nagar line. Location of stations will be added when revealed. The embedded map below can be zoomed into!

An official PDF route map of Bangalore Metrolite’s system will be added here when available.

Bangalore Metrolite Fares

Bangalore Metrolite’s fare structure, prices and rules have not been announced yet. That will be finalized closer to the start of commercial operations. BMRCL will integrate ticketing with the Bangalore Metro network and plans to use the latest technologies for its automatic fare collection (AFC) system to allow QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) phones to utilize the system.

Bangalore Metrolite Tenders

Bangalore Metrolite’s tenders can be viewed on the BMRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts will be covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

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