Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) has submitted the detailed project report (DPR) for two corridors (Phase 3A) to BMRCL, which is taking up two corridors (Phase 3A) on priority— 13km Magadi Road (Hosahalli -Kadabagere) and 32km JP Nagar 4th Phase-Hebbal. A total of 40 stations are also being planned for Phase 3A. Managing Director, BMRCL, Anjum Parwez, informed that the DPR is preliminary and subject to changes. Phase 3A is expected to be operational by 2027-2028 and currently, BMRCL is evaluating bids for preparing DPR for the 36-km Metro line (Phase 3B) between Sarjapur and Hebbal with 29 stations, which includes 14 underground and 15 elevated. BMRCL will soon submit the DPR of Phase 3A to the state government for approval.
On the JP Nagar-Hebbal section, stations are being planned at places like JP Nagar (IV, V phases), Kamakhya bus depot, Hosakerehalli Cross, PES Institute of Technology, Mysuru Road, Nagarbhavi Circle, Sumanahalli Cross, Kanteerava Studio, Peenya, BEL Circle and Hebbal. The Magadi Road section and the stations are also likely to come up at Hosahalli, Vinayak Nagar, Sumanahalli Cross, Sunkadakatte, Herohalli, Byadarahalli and Kadabagere. As of now, only 56km of the network is operational and BMRCL is planning 317km of Metro rail network by 2030.