Bengaluru: Govt Excludes Marathahalli From Namma Metro Plans

The Namma Metro’s Hosakerehalli-Marathahalli line, which was supposed to run through Old Airport Road through HAL, Domlur, and Town Hall, is just a dream now as the government has decided to skip it.

New metro lines

With the state government submitting a detailed project report (DPR) for two new metro lines in Bengaluru under Phase 3A and kickstarting work to prepare the DPR for the Sarjapur line, it now seems inevitable that the mass rapid transport system (MRTS) is likely to remain a pipe dream for Marathahalli.


The state government is likely to endorse the JP Nagar-Kempapura (32.15 km) and Hosahalli-Kadabagere (12.5 km) in the next two months, and send the studies for the Union government’s permission. The two lines may cost about Rs 16,300 crore by the time the project concludes. Officials hope that Hebbal-Sarjapur (37 km) will also get a green signal in a year, reported Deccan Herald.

Hosakerehalli-Marathahalli line

To a question on the Hosakerehalli-Marathahalli line (21 km) proposed by RITES in 2016, an official in the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said the line has not come up for discussion recently.

The Hosakerehalli-Marathahalli line was supposed to run through Old Airport Road through HAL, Domlur, and Town Hall. Previously, connecting Marathahalli was suggested due to the difficulties in broadening the roads in the area due to the existence of the HAL airport.


“For now, completing the other half of the Outer Ring Road (ORR) is a top priority for several reasons. The BBMP has agreed to put on hold two flyovers on ORR to integrate it with the Kempapura line. The BMRCL will build a rail-road corridor at Kanakapura Road-Sarakki Junction (1.36 km) and Kamakya-Ittamadu-Hosakerehalli (1.56 km) for which the BBMP will contribute Rs 270 crore,” the official said.