Government of Madhya Pradesh is implementing Metro Rail Projects in the cities of Bhopal and Indore. M.P. Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) has been constituted to implement the metro rail projects in the state.
The first phase of the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Network will be operational by the end of September 2023 in Bhopal and Indore of about 7 kms and 17.5kms respectively. The state government on 19 August , 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for metro rail systems in Bhopal and Indore.
The metro rail in these two cities will incur a cost of over Rs 14,000 crore and will have a combined length of about 62.41km.
MPMRCL is a 50:50 joint venture between the Centre and the State Government.
The Goal is to offer a rail based Sustainable Urban Transport System, Smart and Healthy City to increase the quality of life and better access to goods, services, creating employment Opportunities and sustainable development, climate change mitigation resulting in a livable city environment i.e. health supportive environment with more allocation of road space to people rather than vehicles so as to make people include walk and cycle in their daily routines during course of transit for their healthy life.