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 Priority Corridor is expected to be completed and opened in March 2024, beyond its August 2023 deadline. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2027.

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 27.90 km was approved by the state government in December 2016 and by the Central Government’s cabinet in October 2018.

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 (Orange 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 (Blue Line): Bhadbhada Square – Ratnagiri Tiraha

  • Length: 12.91 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Depot: Subhash Nagar Underpass (Jinsi)
  • Number of Stations: 14
  • 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 (Red 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

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 (URCC)
BH-03: Construction of elevated viaduct and 6 stations between Subhash Nagar – Aish Bagh Ramp and Sindhi Colony Ramp – Karond CircleURC Construction (URCC)
BH-04: Construction of 3.39 km underground twin tunnels and 2 underground stations at Bhopal Junction Station and Nadra Bus Stand.KPIL – Gulermak JV
BH-05: Construction of 12.91 km Blue Line’s viaduct and 13 elevated stations7 Bids Received
BH-06: Construction of Subhash Nagar Depot (carshed)KEC – SAM JV is lowest bidder
BH-07: Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge at Elevated and Underground sections along with Ballasted & Ballastless Track in DepotLarsen & Toubro (L&T) is lowest bidder
BH-08: Electrification – 750 V DC 3rd Rail, SCADA, Power Supply, RSS, TSS & ASSGulermak – Kalpataru JV is lowest bidder
BH-09: Consultancy services for environmental and social monitoringInfrastructure Development Consultants
BH-10: Miscellaneous civil works and annual maintenance contract for civil works of Orange Line from AIIMS to Subhash Nagar stations including viaduct and depotBidding Underway
BH-11: Commissioning of 3X8 MVA 33 11kV substation and 33kV 11kV line workAmit Mandloi Contractor is lowest bidder
BH-IN-02: 156 Rolling Stock Cars for Bhopal & Indore metros including Signaling and Train Control and Telecommunication SystemsAlstom Transport is lowest bidder
BH-IN-03A: Supply of 1305 MT UIC 60_60 E1 Profile 880 Grade RailsJindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL)
BH-IN-03B: Supply of 8120 MT Head Hardened RailsJindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL)
BH-IN-03C: Design Manufacturing and Supply of Standard Gauge 60 E1 UIC 60 TurnoutsVossloh Cogifer
BH-IN-06A: Two numbers of Automatic CNC Underfloor Wheel Lathe and four numbers of Electric ShunterHYT Engineering Company
BH-IN-06B: Two sets RRV and ShunterPremier India Agencies
BH-IN-06C: Automatic Train Wash Plant for Depots at Bhopal Metro and Indore Metro Rail projectsSwastik Overseas
BH-IN-06D: Two sets of Pit Jack, two sets of Mobile Jack and ten numbers of Bogie Turn TableSTAHL Cransystems India
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 Indore (Banking Partner)State Bank of India (SBI) is only bidder
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 Indore (Technology Partner)3 Bids Received in February 2024
BH-IN-10A: Heavy Duty Machine Room Less Gear Less Lifts and Heavy Duty EscalatorsOtis Elevator Company (India) Ltd.
BH-IN-11: Independent Safety Assessor (ISA)TUV India is lowest bidder
BH-IN-13A: Signage and graphics for 8 stations of Bhopal Metro and 16 stations of Indore MetroDesign Dialogues India Pvt. Ltd.
BH-IN-15: Detailed Design Consultancy (DDC) services for Development of approx. 2.65 hectare of land at Bhopal and 1 hectare of land at Indore for Property development7 Bids Submitted in January 2024
BH-IN-16: Design Verification Engineer (DVE)Consulting Engineers Group (CEG) – MM SpA JV
BH-IN-21: Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for for Electrical and Mechanical works at 9 underground and 24 elevated stations of Bhopal and Indore Metro6 Bids Submitted in January 2024

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