Ridership of proposed Bengaluru’s suburban rail to exceed that of metro by 2025: Report


Ridership of proposed Bengaluru’s suburban rail to exceed that of metro by 2025: Report

The long-awaited suburban train network for Bengaluru especially in the congested Outer Ring Road areas of the city is soon going to be a reality. And if the pre-feasibility report by the Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) is to be believed, it will see more than double the daily ridership of Bengaluru metro (with a total of 17 six-car trains running per hour) in its existing form by 2025.

According to estimates made by RITES, the daily trips in these routes can touch up to 9,28,432 by 2025. In 2031 and 2041, the daily ridership could even go higher up to daily trips touching 12,41,283 and 16,83,177, the report said.

The routes that have been proposed by RITES after a drone-based aerial survey are: Read More

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