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 Metro

Delhi MetroDelhi is India's capital district with an extension of 1,484 km2 and a population of some 17 million. The metropolitan area, however, spreads beyond Delhi's borders into the neighbouring states of Haryana (west & south) and Uttar Pradesh (east), with the metro now also crossing the state borders. The metropolitan area's population surpasses 25 million.

The planning for the Metro in Delhi had started in the 1950s. Numerous studies were conducted for studying the feasibility of a rail-based mass transit system. But the first steps towards the construction of the metro were only initiated in 1995 when the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was registered. Physical work on the project started in October 1998. With the first section of the fully elevated Red Line opened in 2002, the Delhi Metro has become one of the fastest-growing worldwide, and since 2018 has operated 8 lines (including the Airport Express Line), with a mix of elevated and underground running:

 

 Metro Lines
Lines
 Red Line

The Red Line (initially line 1) is entirely elevated and extended its total length to 24.4 km (21 stations) with the eastern extension to Dilshad Garden in 2008. Following Indian railway standards, it was built to Indian broad gauge, which is 1676 mm.

25 Dec 2002: Shahdara - Tis-Hazari (8.3 km)
03 Oct 2003: Tis Hazari - Inder Lok (Trinagar) (4.1 km)
31 Mar 2004: Inder Lok - Rithala (8.9 km)
04 Jun 2008: Shahdara - Dilshad Garden (3.1 km)

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 Yellow Line
The Yellow Line (line 2) was Delhi's first underground line. The route passes north-south through the heart of the old city as well as through the central business district at Connaught Place. The stations along the route were built by cut-and-cover technique except at Chawri Bazar where tunneling was used. Metro stations are located 12.85 m below ground level except at the highly congested Chawri Bazar station which is located at 20 m below ground. In 2009, the line was extended north to Jahangirpuri, including the first four elevated stations on this line. In 2010, the first 14.5 km part of a southern extension was brought into service, taking the Metro across the city border into Gurgaon (Gurugram) in the state of Haryana. With the missing 12.5 km underground section opened a few months later, line 2 reached a length of 45 km. With a northern elevated extension added in 2015, the Yellow Line is now 48.8 km long and has broad gauge (1676 mm).

19 Dec 2004: Vishwa Vidyalaya (Delhi University) - Kashmere Gate (4 km)
03 July 2005: Kashmere Gate - Central Secretariat (7 km)
04 Feb 2009: Vishwa Vidyalaya - Jahangirpuri (6.4 km)
21 June 2010: Qutab Minar - Huda City Centre (14.5 km)
26 Aug 2010: Chattarpur station added
03 Sept 2010: Central Secretariat - Qutub Minar (12.5 km)
10 Nov 2015:
Jahangirpuri - Samaypur Badli (4.4 km)

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 Blue Line
The Blue Line (originally planned as lines 3 & 4) runs mostly elevated or at grade with a short underground section in central New Delhi. The broad-gauge Blue Line does not provide interchange with the Red Line. Opened in stages between 2005 and 2011, it is now some 58 long, including two branches at its eastern end, both terminating outside Delhi in the neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad and Noida, respectively, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

31 Dec 2005: Dwarka - Barakhamba (22.9 km)
01 Apr 2006: Dwarka - Dwarka Sector 9 (6.5 km)
11 Nov 2006: Barakhamba - Indraprastha (2.8 km)

10 May 2009: Indraprastha - Yamuna Bank (1.9 km)
13 Nov 2009: Yamuna Bank - Noida City Centre (Sector 32) (12.8 km)
08 Jan 2010: Yamuna Bank - Anand Vihar (5.7 km)

30 Oct 2010: Dwarka Sector 9 - Dwarka Sector 21 (2.8 km)
14 July 2011: Anand Vihar - Vaishali (2.6 km)

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 Green Line

The Green Line (line 5) was the first standard-gauge metro line in Delhi; it is 29.6 km long and completely elevated; with its unusual layout it mostly acts as a feeder line for the Red and Blue Lines. With last extension opened in 2018, the three westernmost stations lie outside Delhi in Bahadurgarh, in the state of Haryana.

03 Apr 2010: Inderlok - Mundka (15.1 km)
27 Aug 2011: Kirti Nagar - Ashok Park Main (3.3 km)
24 Jun 2018: Mundka - Bahadurgarh City Park (11.2 km)

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 Violet Line

The Violet Line (line 6) provides another north-south underground route through the city centre, but then continues on an elevated alignment through Delhi's southern districts to Badarpur, from where it runs outside Delhi through neighbouring Faridabad in the state of Haryana. With the southern extension to Ballabhgarh this standard-gauge line has reached a total length of 43.5 km.

03 Oct 2010: Central Secretariat - Sarita Vihar (13.6 km)
14 Jan 2011: Sarita Vihar - Badarpur (4.2 km)
26 Jun 2014: Central Secretariat - Mandi House (3.0 km)
08 June 2015: Mandi House - ITO (1.0 km)
06 Sept 2015:
Badarpur - Escorts Mujesar (13.9 km)

28 May 2017: ITO - Kashmere Gate (3.2 km)

late 2018: Escorts Mujesar - Ballabhgarh (3.2 km)

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 Pink Line

The rather new standard-gauge Pink Line (line 7) acts as a kind of orbital line within Delhi, although in the near future there won't be a connection between the two northern termini.

14 Mar 2018: Majlis Park Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus (21.6 km)
06 Aug 2018: Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus - Lajpat Nagar (8.1 km)
31 Oct 2018: Shiv Vihar - Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake (17.8 km)

The missing section between Lajpat Nagar and Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake will open in stages by 2019.

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 Magenta Line

The Magenta Line (line 8), which opened in two stages in 2017/18, is a 37 km east-west route through the southern parts of Delhi without serving the city centre. It is the city's first driverless line and has standard gauge. IGI Terminal 1 station serves the low-cost carrier terminal of the airport.

25 Dec 2017: Kalkaji Mandir - Botanical Garden (12.6 km)
29 May 2018: Kalkaji Mandir - Janakpuri West (24.8 km)

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 Orange Line

Though shown as part of the Delhi Metro Network, the standard-gauge Orange Line was conceived as a 22.5 km Airport Express Line which opened in February 2011 after some delays and connects Indira Gandhi International Airport to New Delhi railway station. Special fares apply. Although the line intersects with Blue, Pink and Magenta Lines, it only provides direct interchange with other lines at its two termini, to the Yellow Line at New Delhi Railway Station and in the outskirts of the city to the Blue Line at Dwarka Sec. 21. At Dhaula Khan station, a long transfer to the Pink line's Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station is being built.

23 Feb 2011: New Delhi Railway Station - Dwarka Sec 21 (22.5 km)
15 Aug 2011: Aerocity and Dhaula Kuan stations added

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Lines
 Other Lines
Lines
 Rapid Metro Gurugram (Gurgaon)


Rapid Metro GurgaonRapid Metro is a 5.1 km elevated standard-gauge mostly single-track loop line, which runs from Sikanderpur Metro station on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line, to serve CyberCity Gurugram (Gurgaon). The system was built as Siemens turnkey project and started regular service on 14 Nov 2013. (Official Website)

Construction of a second phase (7 km, 5 stations) along Golf Course Road began in 2013 and opened on 31 March 2017.

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 Noida Metro Rail


Similar to the Rapid Metro in Gurugram (Gurgaon), the 29.7 km Noida Metro Rail line, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, will be a separate metro system in the Greater Delhi area, scheduled to open in spring 2018. It will be connected to the Delhi Metro network via the forthcoming Blue Line extension. (Official Website)

 

 History

25 Dec 2002: Shahdara - Tis-Hazari (Red Line)
03 Oct 2003: Tis Hazari - Inder Lok (Trinagar) (Red Line)
31 Mar 2004: Inder Lok - Rithala (Red Line)
19 Dec 2004: Vishwa Vidyalaya (Delhi University) - Kashmere Gate (Yellow Line), 4 km
03 July 2005: Kashmere Gate - Central Secretariat (Yellow Line), 7 km

31 Dec 2005: Dwarka - Barakhamba (Blue Line), 22.9 km
01 Apr 2006: Dwarka - Dwarka Sector 9 (Blue Line), 6.5 km
11 Nov 2006: Barakhamba - Indraprastha (Blue Line), 4.0 km
04 Jun 2008: Shahdara - Dilshad Garden (Red Line), 3.1 km
04 Feb 2009: Vishwa Vidyalaya - Jahangirpuri (Yellow Line), 6.4 km
10 May 2009: Indraprastha - Yamuna Bank (Blue Line), 2.1 km
13 Nov 2009: Yamuna Bank - Noida City Centre (Sector 32) (Blue Line), 13.1 km
08 Jan 2010: Yamuna Bank - Anand Vihar (Blue Line), 6.3 km
03 Apr 2010: Inderlok - Mundka (Green Line), 15.1 km
21 June 2010: Qutab Minar - Huda City Centre (Yellow Line), 14.5 km
26 Aug 2010: Chattarpur station added (Yellow Line)
03 Sept 2010: Central Secretariat - Qutub Minar (Yellow Line), 12.5 km
03 Oct 2010: Central Secretariat - Sarita Vihar (Violet Line), 15 km
30 Oct
2010: Dwarka Sector 9 - Dwarka Sector 21(Blue Line), 2.8 km
14 Jan 2011: Sarita Vihar - Badarpur (Violet Line), 5.1 km
23 Feb 2011: New Delhi Railway Station - Dwarka Sec 21
(Airport Express Line), 22.5 km
14 July 2011: Anand Vihar - Vaishali (Blue Line), 2.6 km
15 Aug 2011: Aerocity and Dhaula Kuan stations added (Airport Express Line)
27 Aug 2011: Kirti Nagar - Ashok Park Main (Green Line), 3.3 km

14 Nov 2013: Sikanderpur - Cyber City (Rapid Metro), 5.1 km
26 Jun 2014: Central Secretariat - Mandi House (Violet Line), 3 km
08 June 2015: Mandi House - ITO (Violet Line), 0.9 km
06 Sept 2015:
Badarpur - Escorts Mujesar (Violet Line), 14 km
10 Nov 2015:
Jahangirpuri - Samaypur Badli (Yellow Line), 4.4 km
31 Mar 2017: Sikanderpur - Sector 55-56 (Rapid Metro), 7 km
28 May 2017: ITO - Kashmere Gate (Violet Line), 5.2 km
25 Dec 2017: Kalkaji Mandir - Botanical Garden (Magenta Line), 12.6 km
14 Mar 2018: Majlis Park Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus (Pink Line), 21.6 km
29 May 2018: Kalkaji Mandir - Janakpuri West (Magenta Line), 24.8 km
24 Jun 2018: Mundka - Bahadurgarh (Green Line), 11.2 km
06 Aug 2018: Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus - Lajpat Nagar (Pink Line), 8.1 km

 Projects

For updated details on current and future projects click here

See map as displayed at Kashmere Gate station showing planned lines (304K)

 


 Photos

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 Links

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (Official Website)

Rapid Metro Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Official Website)

Delhi Metro at Wikipedia

Rapid Metro Gurgaon at Wikipedia

Noida Metro Rail at Wikipedia

Delhi Metro Map at Johomaps

Chasing the Metro (Metro Construction Blog)

Delhi Metro Projects (TheMetroRailGuy)

 

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