Bangalore Metro Rail Project

Total value of all projects (funded by the EU and Member States): € 4091.51 Million90

European Investment Bank
Thematic Area/Sector: 
Transportation (Urban Mobility, Sustainable Transport, Smart Mobility)
Nature of Project/Type: 
Financing ( Grant/ Loan)
Project Status: 

Construction of a 23 km metro line (R6) and purchase of a fleet of about 96 metro cars in Bangalore, Karnataka.

The project is a major element of the second phase of the staged construction of a longer network of metro lines in the city. The first phase of the metro system, comprising two intersecting lines in aggregate of 42 km length, has been placed incrementally into commercial operation since 2011 with the whole of the first phase due for operation by mid-2017. The second phase comprises two new lines, including one under this EIB operation, plus four extensions of the lines built under phase one, in aggregate totalling 72 km. The project is consistent with the National Urban Transport Policy 2006 and the city’s Revised City Masterplan to 2031.

Start Date: 
July, 2016 to July, 2021
Value of Project (MILLIONS): 
Member States: 
European Union