Patna Metro – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Patna Metro with 2 lines and 24 stations is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) approved to be built in Patna, Bihar’s capital and largest city, by Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (PMRCL).

Patna Metro’s 30.91 km Phase 1 project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared by RITES and approved by Bihar’s state government on February 9, 2016. On September 25 2018, the Bihar government approved the constitution of Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (PMRCL) as the operator or special purpose vehicle for its implementation, which in turn appointed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the General Consultant (GC) to assist with its implementation.

The project received the Central Government’s approval on February 6, 2019 and PM Modi laid its foundation stone on February 17, 2019. In November 2019, the DMRC unveiled a change in the project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) and alignment of both lines, leading to the creation of a second interchange at Khemni Chowk, elimination of Line-1’s depot at Aitwarpur and addition of 2 new stations at Ramkrishna Nagar and Jaganpura.

The project is planned to be partly financed through an official development assistance (ODA) loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Construction for its 30.91 km first phase is expected to start in late-2020.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 34 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 25 kV, 50 Hz AC OHE
  • Signalling: Communications-based train control (CBTC)

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 0 km | Approved: 30.91 km

  • Estimated Cost: Rs.13,365.77 cr
  • Estimated Ridership: 2.10 lakh/day (2026)

Patna Metro Phase 1 Route Information

Line-1 (East – West Line): Danapur Cantonment – Khemni Chak

  • Length: 16.86 km
  • Type: Elevated & Underground
  • Elevated: 9.36 km with 8 stations
  • Underground: 7.5 km with 6 stations
  • Number of Stations: 14
  • Station Names: Danapur Cantonment, Saguna More, RPS More, Patliputra (formerly IAS Colony), Rukanpura, Raja Bazar, Patna Zoo (formerly JD Women’s College), Vikas Bhawan (formerly Raj Bhavan), Vidyut Bhawan, Patna Junction (interchange), Mithapur, Ramkrishna Nagar & Jaganpur and Khemni Chak (interchange)

Line-2 (North – South Line): Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT

  • Length: 14.05 km
  • Type: Elevated & Underground
  • Elevated: 6 km with 5 stations
  • Underground: 8 km with 7 stations
  • Number of Stations: 12
  • Station Names: Patna Junction (interchange), Akashvani (formerly Dak Bungalow), Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Moin Ul Haq Stadium, Rajendra Nagar, Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak (interchange), Bhoothnath, Zero Mile and New ISBT

Patna Metro Phase 1 Route Map

Official line colors have not yet been announced. Location of stations and alignment in map below are indicative. The embedded map can be zoomed into!

An official PDF route map of Patna Metro Phase 1 will be added here when available.

Patna Metro Fares (Ticket Prices)

Patna Metro’s fare structure, ticket types & rules haven’t been announced yet. That will be finalized closer to the start of commercial operations. Patna Metro Rail Corporation 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.

Patna Metro Tenders

Latest Patna Metro tenders can be viewed on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Patna Metro Major Contractors

Contract Contractor
General Consultant (GC) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Utility Investigation Line-1 & Line-2 A V  Construction
Line-1 Geotechnical Soil Investigation Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)
Line-2 Geotechnical Soil Investigation CEG Test House and Research Centre Private Ltd.
PCDD-01: Line-1 Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) AECOM Singapore Pte. Ltd. – AECOM India Pvt. Ltd.
PCDD-02: Line-2 Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) AECOM Singapore Pte. Ltd. – AECOM India Pvt. Ltd.
PEDD-01: Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for 25 kV OHE, Power Supply & SCADA SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd.
PC-01: Construction of Line-2’s Malahi Pakri – New ISBT (6.1 km viaduct, 5 stations) NCC
PC-02: Construction of New ISBT Depot Quality Buildcon is Lowest Bidder
PC-03: Construction of Line-2’s Patna Junction – Rajendra Nagar underground twin tunnel section (8 km, 6 stations) Bids invited in September 2020
PC-04: Construction of Line-1’s Danapur – Patlipura Ramp and Mithapur Ramp – Khemni Chak sections (8 km, 7 stations) Bids invited in September 2020

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