Bhubaneshwar Metro Rail Project

The much anticipated Bhubaneshwar metro rail project will now see the light of the day. The chief minister of Orissa announced the project making it one of the first Odisha metro projects. The planning for the Bhubaneshwar metro was entrusted to DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) who have now submitted their reports to the authorities. The project is expected to cost Rs 5,000 crore and will cover 20 stations in its initial phase.

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Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project’s latest updates

The Bhubaneshwar metro rail project was sanctioned on Orissa Day by Odisha CM, Naveen Patnaik in April this year. The project will be 26 km and will be governed under the 5T (technology, transparency, teamwork, transformative, and time limit) model. Post this announcement, the state government shared that the detailed project report for the Bhubaneshwar metro will be prepared by DMRC. Since then, the DMRC started conducting soil surveys. The complete report was submitted to BMRLC.

As per reports, the BMRLC will commence the construction work for the Bhubaneshwar Metro Rail Project in December 2023. The Bhubaneshwar Metro will connect Trishulia, Cuttack to Bhubaneshwar. In the later phases, this line will also be extended to Puri, Khurda etc.


Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project proposed stations

The BMRC has announced that Bhubaneswar Metro will be covering only 20 metro stations during its initial launch. The major stations that the Bhubaneshwar metro rail project will cover are Biju Patnaik Airport, the District center, Sishu Bhawan, etc.


Biju Patnaik Airport

Rail Sadan

Capital Hospital

District Centre

Sishu Bhawan

Damana Square


Patia Square

Bhubaneswar Railway Station

KIIT Square

Ram Mandir Square

Nandan Vihar



Acharya Vihar Square

Nandankanan Zoological Park

Jaydev Vihar Square


Xavier Square

Trisulia Square


Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Project: Timeline

Bhubaneshwar metro project was announced in April 2023. With its announcement, the state government collaborated with DMRC for the planning of the project. The following table can be checked to get an idea of the detailed timeline for the Bhubaneshwar metro.


Event Description

April 1, 2023
Naveen Patnaik announced the Bhubaneshwar Metro Railway Project

April 26, 2023
DMRC was appointed to prepare the DPR of the metro project

July 11, 2023
Soil testing was conducted by DMRC between Trisulia and Nandankanan.

August 2, 2023
The state government established BMRCL and Siba Prasad Samantaray was appointed as CEO

August 3, 2023
BMRCL conducted its first meeting to oversee the development

August 16, 2023
DMRC submited the DPR report to BMRCL


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Real estate impact of Bhubaneswar Metro Rail project

The Bhubaneshwar Metro Rail Project will connect several prime locations of the city. Additionally, it is expected to increase the connectivity between Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar and cut the total travel time. The major locations that the Bhubaneshwar metro will cover are Bhubaneshwar Railway Station, KIIT Square, Nandankanana Zoological Park, etc. With the launch of the state’s first metro project, the real estate sector is also going to see a steep rise. It is expected that property prices in the state will see a jump of at least 25 to 30% in the coming days.



Will Bhubaneswar have a metro?

Yes, the CM of Odisha has announced the coveted Bhubaneshwar Metro Project in April 2023.

Who has prepared the report of the Bhubaneshwar metro rail project?

DMRC has prepared the report of the Bhubaneshwar Metro Rail Project.

Which is the largest metro rail project in India?

Delhi Metro Rail is the largest metro rail project in India.

What will be the route map for the Bhubaneshwar Metro?

The Bhubaneshwar Metro will pass through Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack.

How many stations will be in the Bhubaneshwar Metro route?

The Bhubaneshwar metro rail project will have twenty stations in its initial phase.

What is the impact of the Bhubaneshwar Metro on real estate?

It is anticipated that the real estate will see a rise of 25 to 30% in the real estate sector.

When was the Bhubaneshwar Metro announced?

The Bhubaneshwar metro rail project was announced on Orissa Day this year.

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