Varanasi Metro Route

The Varanasi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India. Currently Varanasi Metro network has 0 active stations. Find important and useful information like Varanasi Metro route, metro lines, service operation timings, first train, last train, route map, fare chart, top attractions near metro station, metro station nearby, news and more.

OperatorUttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC)
Number of lines2 Metro Lines

▣ Varanasi Metro Lines (Terminal Stations)
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Interesting Facts about Varanasi Metro

Varanasi Metrolite is an urban light rail transit (LRT) system consisting of 2 lines and 26 stations proposed to be constructed by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

The first detailed project report (DPR) of the project envisioning a heavy rail based system was prepared by RITES in 2015. It was envisaged to make about 80% of the lines of Phase 1 underground. This DPR was approved by the State Cabinet of Uttar Pradesh on 18 April, 2016 and by the Central Government Cabinet on 23 May, 2016.

The project was stopped in 2017 due to its high cost and low ridership projections which were not in line with the new metro rail policy of the Government of India.

Since then, the project has been renovated/rebranded as Light Metro Rail or MetroLite project. In December 2019, RITES finalized its route connecting BHEL and BHU and submitted its report to the Uttar Pradesh government.

Varanasi Metro Proposed Phase 1 Metro Routes:

Metro LineTerminalsNo. of Stations
Line 1BHEL – BHU (Benaras Hindu University)17
Line 2Benia Bagh – Sarnath9

About Varanasi Metro

The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL) has put forth plans for the development of the Varanasi Metrolite, an urban Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. This system is set to encompass two lines and a total of 26 stations within Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance urban transportation options in the city.

In 2015, RITES formulated the initial Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the project, outlining a robust heavy-rail system. The blueprint emphasized an underground construction for around 80% of Phase 1's routes. Subsequently, the Uttar Pradesh state cabinet endorsed this DPR on April 18, 2016, followed by its approval by the Central Government's cabinet on May 23, 2016.

In 2017, the project was halted because its expense and ridership forecasts did not align with the new Metro Rail Policy of the Government of India, making it financially unsustainable.

Varanasi Metro FAQs

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