The European Investment Bank will provide Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail a EUR 400 million loan for the construction of two metro lines in Bhopal, central India.
The total length of the lines is 31 km and they will be served by 30 stations. EUR 815 million is the total value of the project.
In October 2018, the country’s government has approved the construction of the two metro lines, which are expected to enter services within four years.
The first phase of Bhopal metro system envisages the construction of a 15-km line from Karond Circle to AIIMS – named Line 2, providing transport connection from north to south. Along the line, 15 stations are to be constructed.
The second line (or Line 5), with an estimated length of 13 km, will offer transport services from southwest to the eastern part, linking Bhadbhada Square and Ratnagiri Tiraha. The line will be served by 13 stations.
The two metro lines will have a common station at Bogda Pul station.