Bengaluru Metro Rail Project (ADB-53326-001)

  • India
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Fund, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 502.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 9, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "Extension of metro rail network to alleviate congestion in the city center and along arterial roads, and to promote use of public transport in the city. The output of the project will be new metro lines of 56.2 km constructed. The project will finance two new metro lines as phase 2A and 2B of the Bangalore Metro. Phase 2A will improve connectivity among different metro lines and with railways at two junction stations along the Outer Ring Roads while Phase 2B will connect the city center with the airport. With the proposed lines, network coverage and density of Bangalore Metro will be heightened, and the metro will offer more convenient services to users. Multimodal facilities will also be developed at metro stations, including car and motor pool, bus bay and taxi pool as well as pedestrian bridges, will enable smooth transit with other transport modes, minimize traffic blockage by buses, and provide better last mile connectivity."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Kasahara, Kaoru
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011, India


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