Bhopal Metro – Information, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Bhopal Metro or Bhoj Metro project with 2 lines & 28 stations is an under construction mass rapid transit system (MRTS) being built to serve Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh state, by the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Limited (MPMRCL).

Bhopal Metro’s 105 km master plan, prepared by Rohit Associates Cities & Rails Pvt.Ltd, envisions 6 metro lines criss-crossing the city out of which 2 lines (line 2 & 5) have been selected for implementation in Phase 1.

Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 project’s DPR (Detailed Project Report ) with routes of 27.87 km was approved by the state government in December 2016 and by the Central Government’s cabinet in October 2018.

  • Bhopal Metro Phase 1’s Deadline: August 2023
  • My Completion Estimate: 2027

The project is planned to be partly financed through an official development assistance (ODA) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and through a 400 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed on December 20, 2019.

Construction work on Phase 1 commenced in January 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2026. The project’s foundation stone was laid was by the state’s Chief Minister in September 2019 and nicknamed Bhoj Metro.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 34 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 750 V DC Third Rail
  • Signalling: Communications-based Train Control (CBTC)

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 6.22 km | Approved: 21.65 km | Proposed: 77.13 km

  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 6941.40 cr
  • Estimated Daily Ridership: 2.20 lakh/day (2027)

Bhopal Metro Phase 1 Lines (Approved)

Line-2 (Purple Line): Karond Circle – AIIMS

  • Length: 14.99 km
  • Type: Elevated & Underground
  • Status: 6.225 km is under construction between AIIMS and Subhash Nagar
  • Depot: Subhash Nagar Underpass (Jinsi)
  • Number of Stations: 16
  • Station Names: Karond Square, Krishi Upaj Mandi, DIG Bungalow, Sindhi Colony, Nandra Bus Stand, Bhopal Junction, Aish Bagh Crossing, Bogda Pul (interchange), Shubhash Nagar Underpass, Kendriya Vidyalaya, DB City Mall, Sangam Cinema, Himansarovar / Habibganj Station, Habibgang Naka, Alkapuri Bus Stand, AIIMS

Line-5 (Red Line): Bhadbhada Square – Ratnagiri Tiraha

  • Length: 12.88 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Depot: Subhash Nagar Underpass (Jinsi)
  • Number of Stations: 13
  • Station Names: Bhadbadha Square, Depot Square, Jawahar Chowk, Roshanpura Square, Minto Hall, Lily Talkies, Bogda Pul (interchange), Prabhat Square, Govindpura,  J.K.Road, Indrapuri, Piplani (BHEL Township) and Ratnagiri Tiraha

Bhopal Metro Proposed Lines

Line-1 (Green Line): Bairgarh – Awadhpuri

  • Number of Stations: 24
  • Station Names: Bairagarh, Bairagarh Stadium, Hemu Kalani, Hala Pura Bus Stand, Lal Ghati Square, Idgarh Hills, Collectorate, Cambridge School MG Hospital, Curfew Wali Mata Mandir, Kamala Park, Polytechnic Square, Roshanpura Square, TT Nagar Stadium, Mata Mandir, Jain Mandir, Sharda Mandir, Nutan College, Mansarovar Complex (Habibganj Station), Khushabhau Thakrey ISBT, Anna Nagar, Carmel Convent, Piplani Gurdwara Square, Mahatma Gandhi Square, Awadhpuri

Line-3 (Blue Line): Bhauri Bypass (NH12 Junction) – Vasant Kunj Bus Stop

  • Number of Stations: 24
  • Station Names: Bhauri Bypass/NH12 Junction, Peepainer Village (Aerocity), Airport Road, Gandhinagar, Airport Tiraha, Manubhan Tekri, Lalghati Square, Idgarh Hills, Collectorate, Cambridge School MG Hospital, Curfew Wali Mata Mandir, Kamala Park, Polytechnic Square, Roshanpura Square, TT Nagar Stadium, Mata Mandir, Jain Mandir, Sharda Mandir, Nutan College, Mansarovar Complex (Habibganj Station), Habibganj Naka, 10 No. Square, Sai Board, Vasant Kunj Bus Stop

Line-4 (Yellow Line): Ashok Garden Auto Stand – Mother Teresa School

  • Number of Stations: 21
  • Station Names: Ashok Garden Auto Stand, Krishna Campus, Railway Station, Jumerati Road, Curfew Wali Mata Mandir, Kamala Park, Polytechnic Square, Roshanpura Square, TT Nagar Stadium, Mata Mandir, MACT Square, Panchsheel Nagar Bus Stop, Ekant Park, Sahapura Lake, Bhoj University (Chunnabhatti), IIPM Sarvadham, Mansarovar School, CI Height Nayapura Bus Stop, Sanskar Marriage Garden, Bhairagarh Chichali, Mother Teresa School

Line-6 (Brown Line): Habibganj Naka – Mandideep

  • Number of Stations: 12
  • Station Names: Habibganj Naka, RRL, BU University, Bagsewania Bus Stop, Ashima The Lake City Mall, Sri Ram Colony, C21 Mall, Scope College (Bharopur), Regional 1 / NH-12, Harigangar Nagar, Regional 2, Mandideep

Bhopal Metro Phase 1 Route Map

Map reflects official line colors. Location of stations is tentative.

An official PDF route map of Bhopal Metro’s network master plan can be viewed and downloaded here.

Bhopal Metro Master Plan (Future Network Route Map)

Bhopal Metro Fares (Ticket Prices)

Bhopal Metro’s fare structure, prices and rules have not been announced yet. That will be done closer to the start of operations. MPMRCL 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.

Bhopal Metro Tenders

Latest Bhopal Metro notices inviting tenders can be viewed on MPMRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail here on news & construction page.

Bhopal Metro Contractors

ContractContractor
Detailed Project Report (DPR) creatorRohit Associates Cities & Rails Pvt.Ltd
General Consultant (GC)DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH – Geodata Engineering S.p.A. – Louis Berger Group JV
Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) of Subhash Nagar Underpass (Jinsi) DepotRITES – Ardanuy Ingeniería JV
Package-01: Construction of Line-2’s 6.225 km viaduct from AIIMS to Subhash Nagar including entry/exit viaduct to depotDilip Buildcon Ltd.
BH-02: Construction of 8 elevated stations on Line-2 between AIIMS – Subhash NagarURC Construction
BH-06: Construction of Subhash Nagar Depot (carshed)KEC – SAM JV is lowest bidder
BH-IN-02: 156 Rolling Stock Cars for Bhopal & Indore metros including Signaling and Train Control and Telecommunication SystemsAlstom & BEML submitted bids in April 2022
BH-IN-03A: Supply of 1305 MT UIC 60_60 E1 Profile 880 Grade RailsBidding Underway
BH-IN-03B: Supply of 8120 MT Head Hardened RailsBidding Underway
BH-IN-03C: Design Manufacturing and Supply of Standard Gauge 60 E1 UIC 60 TurnoutsBidding Underway
BH-IN-07: Open Loop EMV NCMC card and QR code based Automatic Fare Collection AFC System based on PPP Revenue Model for Bhopal and IndoreBidding Underway
BH-07: Commissioning of Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge including Supply of Fastening System including Elevated and Underground sectionsBidding Underway
BH-08: Electrification – 750 V DC 3rd Rail, SCADA, Power Supply, RSS, TSS & ASS7 Bids Submitted
BH-IN-10A: Heavy Duty Machine Room Less Gear Less Lifts and Heavy Duty EscalatorsBidding Underway
BH-11: Commissioning of 3X8 MVA 33 11kV substation and 33kV 11kV line workBidding Underway

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