Delhi Metro’s Silver Line Renamed to Golden Line (Line-10)

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s management on Thursday officially reassigned and renamed Delhi Metro’s upcoming 23.60 km Silver Line (Aerocity – Tughlakabad) to Golden Line.

Construction on Delhi Metro’s Golden Line of the 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project is currently underway via 3 underground packages (DC-07 by Afcons Infrastructure, DC-08 by J Kumar Infraprojects & DC-09 by Larsen & Toubro) and 1 elevated package DC-04 by YFC Projects.

This mostly underground line (Line-10) with 16 stations was officially assigned the silver color-code in September 2020. Per internal communication documents I got a hold of, Delhi Metro’s Golden Line was in fact for a short period (November 2023 – January 2024) known as Gold Line.

The line will be serviced by thirteen 6-coach Alstom trains which were ordered under Package RS-17 in October 2022. Here are two DMRC documents pertaining to that package notifying other DMRC managers of the name change.

November 6, 2023: Silver Line to Gold Line

January 25, 2024: Gold Line to Golden Line

15 stations of Delhi Metro’s Golden Line are currently under construction at Aerocity, Mahipalpur, Vasant Kunj, Kishangarh, Chhatarpur, Chhattarpur Mandir, IGNOU, Neb Sarai, Saket G-Block, Ambedkar Nagar, Khanpur, Sangam Vihar, Maa Anandmayee Marg Junction, Tughlakabad Railway Colony (Pul Prahaladpur) and Tughlakabad.

Delhi Metro Golden Line’s map showing key stations, ramps and depot – view Delhi Metro Phase 4 map & information

This isn’t the first time DMRC has reassigned a new color. Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line built in Phase 3 was color-coded brown until 2015. Hyundai Rotem even rolled out a brown-striped train at their Changwon plant in South Korea.

Personally I think the decision to name it Golden Line is terrible. The color itself is too close to yellow (Samaypur Badli – Millienium City Centre) and orange (NDLS – Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25) – two of the three lines it will have interchanges with.

Besides, ‘golden’ is not even a color. It’s an adjective used to describe something that appears to be bright or lustrous like the color gold (noun), so I’m not entirely sure what the DMRC was thinking with that second change from gold to golden.

With this development, I’ve re-coded my Delhi Metro Phase 4 map.

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26 Responses to "Delhi Metro’s Silver Line Renamed to Golden Line (Line-10)"

  1. Curious commoner says:

    The new colour scheme will cause confusion for the users is what crept in my mind.

    Over the years the golden colour will fade to yellow.

    Regular users may not find this an obstacle, but outsider’s may see it an extension to the yellow line.

  2. Jimmy Vij says:

    Thats it. We have officially ran out of colors for Delhi Metro

  3. Abheek says:

    The assigned colour code, RAK-280-M is actually a kind of brownish orange.

  4. UnknownS says:

    I think, they have no any work, only creating confusion with customers (Silver-Golden) TMRTG is right, in to two inter change also likely same colour confusion. Silver is best 👌

  5. Rishav says:

    If they wanted to change, teal or aqua would be a good option but why similar to already existing lines🤦‍♂️

  6. Vinay Sehgal says:

    DMRC kindly think of extending this metro line (Golden / Gold / Silver line) by another 2 km from Tughlaqabad side, beyond Sarita Vihar Metro Depot to upto Kalindi Kunj metro station of magenta line (via Sarita Vihar Drain side, Madanpur Khadar).
    This will provide shortest connection for going to Noida.

    • Pankaj says:

      Very Good suggestion Vinay ji… DMRC should do this. It will increase the footfall and usability tremendously for tughlakabad-aerocity line.

  7. Gagan Sawhney says:

    Why not Maroon, Navy Blue, Rosewood, Olive, White, Sky Blue, Brown, Amber or Black (Not Auspicious)

  8. Ajeet Rawat says:

    They should have renamed it Grey Line from Silver and merged it with the same color line so that the Grey Line also makes sense to everyone!

  9. Divya says:

    Amber can be used.

  10. Aditya says:

    But why ????

  11. Gagan Sawhney says:

    Indigo, Maroon, Olive, Cyan, Tan, Teal, Purple, Charcoal, Bronze, Cream, Peach, Mustard, Coral, Burgundy, Lavender, Mauve, Rust, Ruby, Lime Green, Salmon, Azure, Beige, Copper Rose, Turquoise, Aqua, Mint, Sky Blue, Crimson, Saffron, Lemon Yellow, Grapevine, Fuschia, Amber, Sea Green, Dark Green, Pearl, Ivory, Tangerine, Garnet, Cherry Red, Emerald, Brunette, Sapphire, Lilac, Rosewood, Arctic Blue, Ash, Mocha, Coffee Brown, Jet Black, Pista Green and Umber

  12. Lucky says:

    I’m freshers

  13. Kamal says:

    With addition of new lines, all the colour will be assigned. I am sure many people can’t recognise all the colour except for the primary ones. The metro authorities at big metros should think to do away with naming metro lines with colour. Instead they should be renamed with numericals…in addition to colour…this will help to avoid confusion among riders.

  14. Mridul Yadav says:

    Hii TMRG, what is the current status of the metro tunneling in various parts of delhi? It has been a while you gave the update regarding tunneling.

  15. Mridul Yadav says:

    Hii TMRG, what is the current status of the metro tunneling in various parts of delhi?

  16. Mridul Yadav says:

    What is the current progress of tunneling activities of delhi metro phase 4?

  17. Kanika Kohli says:

    People can easily understand the metro lines squeeze by colors. It’s difficult to remember numbers for many. There are many colours around so they have many options. I believe they should have rename Blue Line from Yamuna Bank to Vaishali as Sky Blue Line and from Noida Electric City to Dwarka Sector 21 should remain as Blue Line.

  18. Aakash Yadav says:

    Hii TMRG What is the current status of Magenta line and when will we see trial runs on first stretch of Magenta line and when it will became operational ???

  19. Rohit Shokeen says:

    No this line likes , that wanna branch of magenta line Janakpuri west to botanical garden and Tughlakabad this is right branch from T1 IGI Airport


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