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India: Recently approved urban rail projects [free access]

June 1, 2016

In the past 15-18 months, 844 km of urban rail projects with a total project cost of INR1.96 trillion received approval to prepare detailed project reports (DPR) or received in-principle approval from the state or central governments in India. Of these, six projects with a total length of 340 km received approval from the state/central government. One of the biggest projects approved was the Noida-Agra Monorail. Six projects with a total length of 225 km received DPR approval. Apart from this, three projects received in-principle approval (279 km) over the past year and a half.  

 

The following table provides urban rail projects approved during October 2014 to May 2016.

 

Table: Urban rail projects approved during October 2014 to May 2016


Project

Length (km)

Cost
(INR billion)

Date of approval

Approval accorded from

Bhopal LRT

28.5

60.00

December 2015

State government approved the project

Chandigarh Metro

37

136.00

January 2016

Punjab and Haryana governments have approved the DPR of the project

Delhi Metro Phase-IV

113.97

500.00

February 2016

State government gave in-principle approval for the project

Greater Noida-IGI Airport Metro Rail Project

57

NA

August 2015

In-principle approval received from the Ministry of Urban Development

Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal Metro Rail Project

108

274.00

January 2016

State government gave in-principle approval for the project

Guwahati Metro

61.4

180.20

February 2016

DPR approved by state cabinet

Kanpur  Metro Phase-I

33

134.00

March 2016

DPR approved by state cabinet

Kochi Metro Phase-I B

11.17

20.24

November 2015

Revised administrative approval received from state cabinet

Noida Agra Monorail

200

NA

November 2014

State government approved the project

Mumbai Metro Phase I Line 2A

18.6

64.10

October 2015

Union government approved the project

Patna Metro

31

169.60

February 2016

State government approved the project

Ranchi Monorail

25

45.00

October 2015

State government approved the project

Thiruvananthapuram LRT

22.2

42.19

July 2015

DPR approved by the Union government

Varanasi Metro

29.24

142.56

April 2016

DPR approved by state cabinet

Vijayawada (Amaravati) Metro Rail Project-Phase I

26.03

68.23

September  2015

Union government approved the project

Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project-Phase I

42.5

127.25

November 2015

Second DPR approved by state government

Source: Compiled by Global Mass Transit Research