The Bhoj Metro , also known as the Bhopal Metro is an under construction rapid transit system intended to serve the city of Bhopal, India, the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The total system consists of 2 corridors covering a distance of 27.87 kilometres. This project will cost ₹80 billion approximately.There will be three types of run – on road, on bridges, and underground in some locations.
Bhopal Metro’s 105 km master plan, prepared by Rohit Associates Cities & Rails Pvt.Ltd, envisions 6 metro lines criss-crossing the city out of which 2 lines -line 2 & 5 have been selected for implementation in Phase 1. Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 project’s Detailed Project Report with routes of 27.87 km was approved by the state government in December 2016 and by the Central Government’s cabinet in October 2018. The project is planned to be partly financed through an official development assistance (ODA) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and through a 400 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed on December 20, 2019. Construction work on Phase 1 commenced in January 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2026. The project’s foundation stone was laid by the state’s Chief Minister in September 2019 and nicknamed Bhoj Metro.
The project has received an Approval for construction of 21.65 km of metro lines out of the Proposed 77.13 km. 6.22 km is Presently Under Construction. The Estimated Cost of the project is Rs. 6941.40 crores while the Estimated Daily Ridership is 2.20 lakh per day by 2027.