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MoPPW – Kathmandu Metro Rail Development – Nepal - Project Profile

MoPPW – Kathmandu Metro Rail Development – Nepal - Project Profile


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Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management (MoPPW), a body of Government of Nepal, is planning to undertake the construction of Kathmandu Metro Rail Development project in Nepal.

The project involves the construction of a 77km metro rail line and will be developed in five sections.

The first section line will run for 27.4km on an elevated alignment and will follow the city's ring road, serving the districts of Kalanki, Satdobato, and Chabhil.

The second section line will run through the centre of the city linking Kalanki in the west with Sinamangal in the east.

The third section line will run from the south-eastern district of Koteshwor, near the city's international airport, to the city centre before terminating in the northern suburb of Gongabu.

The fourth section line will connect Maharajgunj with Satdobato and the fifth section line will link Balkhu in the west with Chabhil in the east.

It includes the construction of metro stations, ticket halls, waiting rooms, parking facility, the installation of baggage handling systems,safety and security systems, elevators, escalators.

In January 2012, Korea Transport Institute, Chungsuk Engineering Company, Kunhwa Consulting and Engineering Company, Korea Rail Network Authority and two local companies of Nepal - Environmental and Resource Management Consultant (EMRC) and Building Design Authority (BDA) consortium was appointed as the feasibility study consultant for the project.

The government is considering to hand over Kathmandu Metro Railway Project to Nepal Metro Private Limited.

In August 2012, Nepali company, Nepal Metro Private Limited (NMPL) has submitted a proposal to the Investment Board (IB) to carry out the detailed study and build the metro railway, a mass rapid transit systems, in partnership with Korean companies.

Earlier, MoPPW through the Finance Ministry, had also requested the South Korean government and the Asian Development Bank to conduct the DPR for the metro. However, the Railway Department officials had not received any response until November 2012.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, Railway Department has submitted the feasibility study report to Railway Department.

In August 2013, IBN has submitted a proposal to conduct the detailed study for the mass rapid transit system to be built in collaboration with international firms.

In May 2015, the project is on hold due to natural calamity in the region.

In July 2015, the Government of Nepal allocated US$0.74 million to conduct study of the project.

Study activities on the project are underway. Construction works are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2022.


The project involves the construction of a 77km metro rail line in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The US$3,880 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of metro stations

2. Construction of ticket halls

3. Construction of waiting rooms

4. Construction of drainage network

5. Construction of parking facility

6. Installation of safety and signaling systems

7. Installation of elevators and escalators

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