Patna Metro Information, Route, Map, fares and Updates

Unveiling Patna Metro: A Glimpse into the Future

Patna, the vibrant capital of Bihar, is on the brink of a transformative change with the upcoming Patna Metro. This urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) is set to redefine the city’s transportation landscape, boasting 2 lines and a network of 24 stations. Delve into the details of this groundbreaking project that’s set to enhance connectivity and mobility.

Phase 1: Paving the Way for Progress

Patna Metro’s Phase 1 is set to span an impressive 30.91 km, connecting key areas within the city. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this ambitious metro project was meticulously prepared by RITES consultant and received the stamp of approval from Bihar’s state government on February 9, 2016.

In a significant move towards project implementation, the Bihar state government took action on September 25, 2018. They established the Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (PMRCL) to oversee and monitor the execution of the project. Simultaneously, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was appointed as the General Consultant (GC), entrusted with ensuring the seamless realization of this transformative endeavor.

The project secured a pivotal nod of approval from the Central Government’ on February 6, 2019, with Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi himself laying the foundation stone on February 17, 2019.

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Evolution of the Plan: Alignments and Updates

The journey towards Patna Metro’s realization took a dynamic turn in November 2019 when the DMRC introduced revisions to the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and alignment of both lines. This led to the creation of a second interchange at Khemni Chowk, the removal of Line-1’s depot at Aitwarpur, and the incorporation of 2 new stations at Ramkrishna Nagar and Jaganpura.

Financing the Future: Partnerships and Progress

Patna Metro’s grand vision is partly supported through an official development assistance (ODA) loan extended by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), cementing international collaboration in the realization of this transformative project.

On the Ground: Construction and Progress

With ground-breaking momentum, construction of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 commenced in November 2020, spearheaded by NCC. Subsequently, piling for construction work initiated in December 2020, further solidifying the project’s commitment to progress.

Towards Completion: Anticipating the Future

The journey towards a well-connected Patna takes a significant stride as Patna Metro’s first section gears up for completion and subsequent inauguration in August 2024, slightly surpassing its original deadline of August 2023. The completion of Phase 1, expected in 2027, will mark a remarkable achievement in urban transit development.

Technical Excellence: Specifications and Key Figures

Patna Metro stands as a testament to technological advancement:

Top Speed: 80 kmph
Average Speed: 34 kmph
Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
Electrification: 25 kV, 50 Hz AC OHE
Signalling: Communications-based train control (CBTC)

The figures highlight the magnitude of the project’s impact:

Operational: 0 km
Under Construction: 22.1 km
Approved: 8.8 km
Estimated Cost: Rs.13,365.77 crore
Estimated Daily Ridership (by 2026): 2.10 lakh/day

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Navigating the Routes: Phase 1 Insights

Line-1 (East – West Line):

Danapur Cantonment – Khemni Chak

Stretching across 16.86 km, Line-1 weaves together both elevated and underground segments. A total of 14 stations grace this route, each contributing to the city’s enhanced connectivity.

Total Length– 16.86 Km

Total no. of Stations– 14

Elevated Section: 9.36 km with 8 stops

Underground Section: 7.5 km with 6 stops.

Line 1 Station Names: Danapur Cantonment, Saguna More, RPS More, Patliputra (formerly IAS Colony), Rukanpura, Raja Bazar, Patna Zoo (formerly known as JD Women’s College), Vikas Bhawan (formerly known as Raj Bhavan), Vidyut Bhawan, Patna Junction (interchange), Mithapur, Ramkrishna Nagar, Jaganpur & Khemni Chak (interchange)

Line-2 (North – South Line):

Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT

Covering 14.05 km, Line-2 mirrors the comprehensive approach of Line-1, with 12 stations embracing both elevated and underground aspects.

Total Length– 14.05 km

Total no. of Stations– 12

Elevated Section: 6 km with 5 stops

Underground Section: 8 km with 7 stops

Line 2 Station Names: Patna Junction (interchange), Akashvani (formerly known as Dak Bungalow), Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Moin-Ul-Haq Stadium, Rajendra Nagar, Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak (interchange), Bhoothnath, Zero Mile & New ISBT

Patna Metro
Patna Metro

Mapping Progress: Phase 1 Route

An official PDF route map for Patna Metro’s Phase 1 will soon be accessible, providing an insightful overview of the project’s intricate configuration.

Interactive Map of Patna Metro 

Patna Metro Fares

While the fare structure, ticket types, and rules for Patna Metro have yet to be disclosed, the Patna Metro Rail Corporation is poised to adopt cutting-edge technologies. The Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system aims to introduce QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) compatibility, ensuring a seamless and efficient payment experience for commuters.

Tenders and Contractors Details

This ambitious endeavor is a result of collaboration and expertise:

Contract details Assigned Contractor
General Consultant (GC) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Utility Investigation Line-1 & Line-2 A V Construction
Line-1 Geotechnical Soil Investigation Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)
Line-2 Geotechnical Soil Investigation C.E.G Test House and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.
PCDD- 01: Line-1 Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) AECOM Singapore Pte. Ltd. – AECOM India Pvt. Ltd.
PCDD-02: Line-2 Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) AECOM Singapore Pte. Ltd. – AECOM India Pvt. Ltd.
PEDD-01: Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for 25 kV OHE, Power Supply & SCADA SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd.
PC-01: Construction of Line-2’s Malahi Pakri – New ISBT (6.1 km viaduct, 5 stations) NCC
PC-02: Construction of New ISBT Depot Quality Buildcon
PC-03: Construction of Line-2’s Patna Junction – Rajendra Nagar underground twin tunnel section (8 km, 6 stations) Larsen & Toubro
PC-04: Construction of Line-1’s Danapur – Patlipura Ramp and Mithapur Ramp – Khemni Chak sections (8 km, 7 stations) Y.F.C Projects
PC-08: Design and Construction of Single Tunnel (SUBWAY) between Bihar and Patna Museum by Shield TBM Afcons Infra
PE-01: Design & Commissioning of Receiving cum Traction (RSS + TSS) and Auxiliary Main Substation (ASS) including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substation K.E.C International
PE-02: Design & commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) systems, Fire detection, Fire suppression system and DG sets of Corridor-1 and Corridor-2 Elevated stations and Depot. Tuaman Engineering
PE-03: SITC of 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) System, Switching Posts, 33KV Ring mains, Auxiliary Sub stations for Elevated Sections and SCADA System K.E.C International
PT-4: Design, manufacturing & supply of UIC-60 Turnouts & Scissor Crossover Tender Cancelled (2 bids received from Voestalpine & Vossloh Cogifer)
PT-7: Manufacturing & Supply of 1200 MT 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class A 880 Grade Rails, IRS-T-12-2009 for New ISBT Patna Depot Tender Cancelled (Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. was lowest bidder)
PT-8: Standard gauge track work (Ballasted, Embedded and Column lines) at New ISBT Depot Tender Cancelled (K.E.C International was the lowest bidder)

As Patna Metro forges ahead, these entities play a vital role in realizing the city’s futuristic transportation system.

Conclusion

Patna Metro isn’t just a project; it’s a promise of enhanced connectivity, smoother commutes, and a brighter future for the city of Patna. As this transformation unfolds, stay tuned for the latest updates and prepare to embark on a journey that’s set to redefine urban transit in Bihar.

 

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