Proposal on Bangalore Suburban Railway system sent to Railway Board

Karnataka Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake on Tuesday said that a detailed project report (DPR) for implementing Suburban Railway System in Bangalore has been submitted to the Railway Ministry

He told presspersons that the project is proposed to be implemented in three phases: Bangalore-Mandya, Bangalore-Bangarpet and Bangalore-Tumkur lines.

The facility that was aimed at easing the traffic congestion in and around Bangalore would be extended to Doddaballapur and Chickballapur in the second phase. “The first phase of the project will be implemented at a cost of Rs.8,500 crore. The project cost will be shared equally by the State and Union governments,” he said.

According to the Minister Sorake, the Railway Ministry will submit the project report to the Planning Commission and in all likelihood the project will be included in the Railway Budget to be presented in February.