India: Bangalore Metro Rail Transit System Project

Nonsovereign Project | 43912-014 Status: Dropped / Terminated

Summary

The project is the development and operation of an urban metro rail transit system in Bangalore city (also known as Bengaluru) comprising two intersecting corridors (north south and east west). The project includes the development of 42.3 kilometers (km) of metro rail corridors, 40 stations (1 at-grade, 32 elevated, and 7 underground stations), 2 station depots, signaling, electromechanical system, and all ancillary facilities and rolling stock.

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Project Name Bangalore Metro Rail Transit System Project
Project Number 43912-014
Borrower/Company BANGALORE METRO RAIL CORP. LTD
Country India
Location Bangalore
Approval Number 7329/2748
Type or Modality of Assistance
7329 Loan USD 250.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Responsible ADB Officer Hayato Hoshi
Project Sponsor(s) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Government of Karnataka
Description The project is the development and operation of an urban metro rail transit system in Bangalore city (also known as Bengaluru) comprising two intersecting corridors (north south and east west). The project includes the development of 42.3 kilometers (km) of metro rail corridors, 40 stations (1 at-grade, 32 elevated, and 7 underground stations), 2 station depots, signaling, electromechanical system, and all ancillary facilities and rolling stock.
Objectives and Scope Given the need for effective public transport solutions to meet the increasing urbanization-driven challenges in the city, the Government of India and the state government (sponsor(s)) examined a number of possible urban transport solutions for the city, including different modalities. The rail-based mass transit system was viewed by the sponsors as most appropriate for the city. The project will develop the physical infrastructure for a metro rail system for Bangalore and will operate the system as per the design parameters.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Under Strategy 2020, ADB's infrastructure operations will promote private sector engagement in financing infrastructure to augment the supply of capital for infrastructure. Development of urban transport is one of the focus areas of urban infrastructure under Strategy 2020. The strategy also envisages ADB helping DMCs move their economies onto low-carbon growth paths by modernizing public transport systems. ADB can assist DMCs and their municipalities address a range of environmental problems resulting from rapid urbanization. This includes supporting cleaner modes of transport.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance 04 Aug 2009
Due Diligence 23 Jul 2010
Credit Committee Meeting 28 Feb 2011
Approval -
PDS Creation Date 18 Feb 2011
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2014

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