Delhi Metro – Information, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Delhi Metro is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) built with 10 lines and 253 stations to serve India’s capital along with other towns in the National Capital Region (Gurgaon, Noida and others) by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Construction for its 65.1 km Phase 1 started in 1998 and ended in 2006. Its first section to open was the Shahdara – Tis-Hazari section of the Red line, in 2002. Construction on the 124.93 km Phase 2 was completed in 2011.

Barring 3 x 1.5 km stretches of the Pink, Grey & Airport Express lines, the 162.495 km Phase 3 project is practically complete.

DMRC began the bidding process for the construction of the 61.679 km (and growing) Phase 4’s new lines in mid-2019, and work on its first section started on December 30, 2019. When Phase 4 is completed in 2026 (est.), Delhi’s metro network will become approximately 450 km long. Additional phases have not yet been formally planned or announced.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 34 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Broad Gauge: 1676 mm (lines 1-4) and Standard Gauge: 1435 mm (lines 5-9)
  • Electrification: 25 kV, 50 Hz AC OHE
  • Signalling: Cab Signalling/Distance to Go (lines 1-6), CBTC (lines 7-9)

Key Figures

Operational: 347 km | Under Construction: 43.462 km | Approved: 24.993 km | Proposed: 57.3 km

  • Daily Ridership: 26 lakh/day (December 2019)
  • Rolling Stock: 2214 coaches (see detailed table at the bottom)

Operational Lines (Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3)

  • Line-1Red Line: Rithala – Shaheed Sthal (34.69 km, 29 stations)
  • Line-2Yellow Line: Samaypur Badli – HUDA City Centre (49.31 km, 37 stations)
  • Line-3Blue Line: Dwarka Sec 21 – Noida Electronic City (56.61 km, 50 stations)
  • Line-4Blue Line: Yamuna Bank – Vaishali (8.74 km, 8 stations)
  • Line-5Green Line: Mundka – Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh (29.64 km, 23 stations)
  • Line-6Violet Line: Kashmere Gate – Raja Nahar Singh (46.63 km, 34 stations)
  • Line-xAirport Express Line: New Delhi – Dwarka Sec 21 (22.70 km, 6 stations)
  • Line-7Pink Line: Majlis Park – Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 (39.36 km, 23 stations) and Trilokpuri – Shiv Vihar (17.8 km, 15 stations)
  • Line-8Magenta Line: Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden (38.235 km, 25 stations)
  • Line-9Grey Line: Dwarka – Najafgarh (4.295 km, 3 stations)

Under Construction Lines (Phase 3, Phase 4)

  • Line-7 Pink Line: Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 – Trilokpuri (1.38 km)
  • Line-9 Grey Line: Najafgarh – Dhansa Bus Stand (1.218 km, 1 station)
  • Line-x Airport Express Line: Dwarka Sec-21 – Dwarka ECC Sec-25 (1.878 km, 1 station)
  • Line-7 – Pink Line: Mukundpur – Maujpur (12.558 km, 8 stations)
  • Line-8 Magenta Line: Vikaspuri Park Ramp – Ashok Vihar (22.148 km, 15 stations)
  • Line-10 – Silver Line: Sangam Vihar – Saket G-Block (4.280 km, 4 stations)

Approved Lines Pending Tender Notices (Phase 4)

  • Line-8 Magenta Line: Ashok Vihar – RK Ashram (9.072 km, 6 stations)
  • Line-10: Silver Line: Tughlakabad – Sangam Vihar & Saket G Block – Aerocity (15.921 km, 11 stations)

Proposed Lines: Pending Approvals (Phase 4)

  • Line-1 Red Line: Rithala – Narela (21.73 km, 15 stations)
  • Line-1Red Line: Narela – Kundli (4.86 km, 3 stations)
  • Line-3Blue Line: Noida Sector-62 (Electronics City) – Sahibabad (5.11 km, 5 stations)
  • Line-4 – Blue Line: Vaishali – Mohan Nagar (5.06 km, 4 stations)
  • Line-10 – Silver Line: Lajpat Nagar – Saket G-Block (7.96 km, 6 stations)
  • Line-11: Inderlok – Indraprastha (12.58 km, 10 stations)

The embedded map below shows the exact location of all stations and can be zoomed into!

Operational Network Route Map

An official PDF route map of Delhi Metro will be added here when available.

Future Network: Phase 1-4 Route Map

Key for map below: Phase 1 | Phase 2 |  Phase 3 | Phase 4

Delhi Metro Fare Chart (Ticket Prices)

Fares on the Delhi Metro are calculated based on distance traveled and dependent on type. Fares were last revised on October 1, 2017 based on the suggestions of the 4th Fare Fixation Committee setup in May 2016.

RFID Token (best for single one-way journeys) – Minimum fare is Rs. 10 and maximum is Rs. 60.

Zone Distance from Origin Fare
1 0-2 km Rs. 10
2 2-5 km Rs. 20
3 5-12 km Rs. 30
4 12-21 km Rs. 40
5 22-32 km Rs. 50
6 >32 km Rs. 60

Smart Card (best for multiple journeys) –  minimum amount payable at the time of purchase of a new card is Rs 150, which includes a refundable security deposit of Rs. 50. Users can subsequently recharge/load a minimum of Rs. 200 up to a max of Rs. 3000.

Tourist Pass – 2 types available for travel on all lines except the Airport Express Line.
(1) 1 Day Unlimited Rides Card : available for Rs 200 (Rs 150 + Rs. 50 refundable security deposit)
(2) 3 Day Unlimited Rides Card: available for Rs 500 (Rs. 450 + Rs 50 refundable security deposit)

Delhi Metro’s fare calculator is simple and can be viewed here.

Delhi Metro Rolling Stock

As of March 2019, DMRC operated a total of 2214 coaches (1352 broad gauge and 862 standard gauge)

Contract Coaches Manufacturer
RS1 240+40 Mitsubishi – MELCO – BEML
RS2 340+84 Bombardier Transportation
RS3 156+40 Hyundai Rotem
RS4 64 BEML
RS5 74+40 Bombardier Transportation
RS6 136 BEML
RS7 76 Bombardier Transportation
RS9 162 BEML – Hyundai Rotem
RS10 486+18 Hyundai Rotem – BEML
RS11 162 Bombardier Transportation
RS13 74+22 BEML
RS14 24 Cancelled (Airport Exp Line)
RS15 80 BEML
RS16 40 Bombardier Transportation

Delhi Metro Tenders

Latest Delhi Metro (DMRC) tender notices can be viewed on the DMRC’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Delhi Metro History (Key Dates)

Phase 1
• 25 Dec 2002: Shahdara – Tis-Hazari (Red Line) – 8.3 km
• 03 Oct 2003: Tis Hazari – Inder Lok (Red Line) – 4.1 km
• 31 Mar 2004: Inder Lok – Rithala (Red Line) – 8.9 km
• 19 Dec 2004: Vishwa Vidyalaya – 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

Phase 2
• 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 (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: Qutub Minar – Huda City Centre (Yellow Line) – 14.5 km
• 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
• 27 Aug 2011: Kirti Nagar – Ashok Park Main (Green Line) – 3.3 km

Phase 3
• 26 Jun 2014: Central Secretariat – Mandi House (Violet Line) – 3.03 km
• 08 Jun 2015: Mandi House – ITO (Violet Line) – 0.972 km
• 06 Sept 2015: Badarpur – Escorts Mujesar (Violet Line) – 13.875 km
• 10 Nov 2015: Jahangirpuri – Samaypur Badli (Yellow Line) – 4.489 km
• 28 May 2017: ITO – Kashmere Gate (Violet Line) – 5.17 km
• 25 Dec 2017: Botanical Garden – Kalkaji Mandir (Magenta Line) – 12.64 km
• 14 Mar 2018: Majlis Park – South Campus (Pink Line) – 21.57 km
• 29 May 2018: Janakpuri W – Kalkaji Mandir (Magenta Line) – 25.26 km
• 24 June 2018: Mundka – Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh (Green Line) – 11.182 km
• 19 Nov 2018: Escorts Mujesar – Raja Nahar Singh (Violet Line) – 3.205 km
• 6 Aug 2018: Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus – Lajpat Nagar (Pink Line) – 8.1 km
• 31 Oct 2018: Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake – Shiv Vihar (Pink Line) – 17.8 km
• 31 Dec 2018: Lajpat Nagar – Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 (Pink Line) – 9.7 km
• 9 Mar 2019: Dilshad Garden – Shaheed Sthal/New Bus Adda (Red Line) – 9.41 km
• 9 Mar 2019: Noida City Centre – Electronic City (Blue Line) – 6.675 km
• 4 Oct 2019: Dwarka – Najafgarh (Grey Line) – 4.295 km

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