Patna Metro: Map, Route, Status & Latest Updates

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Patna Metro
Patna Metro

Patna, the capital city of Bihar, is renowned for its rich history and historical monuments. Over the years, it has evolved into a major hub for business, education, and healthcare. Now, the city is on the brink of another significant development—the launch of the Patna Metro network.

Patna’s existing public transport system has struggled to keep up with the city’s growing population, and the increasing number of vehicles has led to environmental pollution. To address these issues, the Bihar government announced the Patna Metro project.

The Patna Metro, owned and operated by the Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC), is being developed under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model with an estimated cost of Rs 13,365 crores. In its first phase, PMRC will introduce two lines:
the East-West (Line 1) and North-South (Line 2), featuring a 23.30 km elevated track and a 16.30 km underground track.

Patna Metro Rail Lines

The Patna Metro will initially have two lines. Line 1 will run from East to West, while Line 2 will traverse from North to South.

Patna Metro Line 1

  • Route: Danapur Cantonment to Khemni Chak
  • Length: 16.86 km (9.36 km elevated, 7.5 km underground)
  • Stations: 14 total (7 elevated, 7 underground)
  • Stations List:
    1. Danapur Cantonment (Elevated, 2025)
    2. Saguna More (Elevated, 2025)
    3. RPS More (Elevated, 2025)
    4. Patliputra (Underground, 2025)
    5. Rukanpura (Underground, 2025)
    6. Raja Bazar (Underground, 2025)
    7. Patna Zoo (Underground, 2025)
    8. Vikas Bhawan (Underground, 2025)
    9. Vidyut Bhawan (Underground, 2025)
    10. Patna Junction (Underground, 2025)
    11. Mithapur (Elevated, 2025)
    12. Ramkrishna Nagar (Elevated, 2025)
    13. Jaganpur (Elevated, 2025)
    14. Khemni Chak (Elevated, 2025)

Patna Metro Line 2

  • Route: Patna Junction Railway Station to New ISBT
  • Length: 14.06 km (6 km elevated, 8 km underground)
  • Stations: 12 total (5 elevated, 7 underground)
  • Stations List:
    1. Patna Junction (Underground, 2025)
    2. Akashvani (Underground, 2025)
    3. Gandhi Maidan (Underground, 2025)
    4. PMCH (Underground, 2025)
    5. Patna University (Underground, 2025)
    6. Moin Ul Haq Stadium (Underground, 2025)
    7. Rajendra Nagar (Underground, 2025)
    8. Malahi Pakri (Elevated, 2025)
    9. Khemni Chak (Elevated, 2025)
    10. Bhoothnath (Elevated, 2025)
    11. Zero Mile (Elevated, 2025)
    12. New ISBT (Elevated, 2025)

Interchange Stations

Patna Metro Map

PMRC plans to have two interchange stations: Patna Junction and Khemnichak. These stations will connect Line 1 and Line 2, allowing seamless transfers between them.

Future Patna Metro Lines

With Phase 1 nearing completion, PMRC is planning additional routes:

  • Line 3: Mithapur Chowk to Didarganj (11 stations)
  • Line 4: Bypass Chowk to Kurji (14 stations)

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Ticketing and Technology

The fare structure and ticketing details have not been officially announced. However, PMRC plans to implement an advanced automated fare system using QR codes and NFC-enabled phones.

Project History

The idea of a metro system for Patna was proposed in 2011, given its population exceeded 20 lakhs. The Patna Metro project was deemed more feasible than a monorail. In 2013, the Bihar cabinet approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR), prepared by RITES. The project received central government approval in 2019, with construction beginning in November 2020.

Recent Developments

  • May 2024: The first tunnel, constructed by TBM-02 between Moin Ul Haq Stadium and Patna University, was completed.
  • January 2024: Significant progress was made on Underground Corridor II, with 40% of civil work completed.

Impact on Real Estate

The launch of the Patna Metro is expected to boost the city’s real estate market, particularly in areas like Saguna More, AIIMS, and Shiwala, making them more attractive for residential and commercial development.

Conclusion

The Patna Metro is set to transform the city’s transportation landscape, reducing traffic congestion and enhancing the quality of life for residents. It will also spur real estate growth, attracting investors and developers to the region.

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