October 5, 2022


Bengaluru, Metro Rail Information: Nearly one-and-a-half years after the venture was opened, it seems that BMRCL has to boost Rs 664.83 crore extra for it. The part I of Namma Metro is up and working, and has even achieved operational break, however the Bengaluru Metro Rail Company is but to clear its payments.

As per the annual report of 2017-18, BMRCL had raised a senior time period debt of solely Rs 5,046 crore as towards the authorized quantity of Rs 5,689 crore from the multilateral funding companies for Part I.

Because of the discount in Japan Worldwide Cooperation Company’s (JICA) mortgage from Rs 3,689 crore to Rs 3,208 crore. The central authorities had restricted JICA’s mortgage quantity, apparently because of disagreements over repaying the mortgage primarily based on fluctuating alternate charges.

“We’ve sufficient funds as each the governments — primarily based on our necessities — launch cash three months prematurely. There isn’t any level in elevating the cash and preserving it unutilized. We might have to boost funds in future,”  stated Ajay Seth, managing director at BMRCL, the corporate wouldn’t increase contemporary funds anytime quickly.

This present day, the BMRCL is utilizing the funds of Part II to settle the payments of Part I, it’s learnt. “There are various instances of arbitration happening. If a few of it goes towards the corporate, we might have to boost a contemporary mortgage,” a senior BMRCL official stated. In addition to, he stated, the corporate solely makes a partial fee to contractors in an enormous venture just like the Metro. “The ultimate invoice is settled solely after the defect legal responsibility interval is over. The need of elevating funds would come up later,” he stated.


Of the overall venture value of Part I (Rs 13,815 crore), the central and state governments collectively contributed Rs 8,134 crore as fairness and subordinated debt. The 42-km community, consisting of a 10-km underground stretch, was thrown open to public use in July 2017.

The remaining Rs 5,046 crore was raised as senior-term debt from worldwide companies, together with JICA (Rs 3,208 crore), Agence Francaise Improvement (Rs 873 crore) and Housing and City Improvement Company (Rs 446 crore). For Part II, BMRCL has a goal of elevating Rs 12,100 crore, of which about Rs 7,500 has already been raised.

Whereas the BMRCL has been capable of meet operational break-even ranges, the corporate is observing an enormous excellent mortgage. The transport utility, which achieved an operational surplus of Rs 73 crore, was capable of repay the curiosity to some extent. Within the 2018-19 monetary yr, the curiosity may accumulate to over Rs 100 crore, it’s realized.

Bengaluru Metro Rail Company Ltd (BMRCL) has launched its 2017-18 annual report on-line Click on right here to learn.

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