Metro Rail Projects in India – Quick Snapshot

New metro rail (subway) systems are under construction and bringing about vast changes in 15+ Indian cities at a breathtaking pace.

This page provides a quick snapshot with a list of all Indian metro rail systems – operational, under construction (ongoing), approved (upcoming) and proposed (planned) projects.

Visit each system’s project page for more in-depth information on their construction progress, project status & news, cost, funding, history, deadlines, tenders, contracts, corridors, lines, station numbers, station names, PDF official route maps, ridership figures, timings and fares.

Note: Most Indian metro projects are being developed in phases (eg. Delhi Metro which is now on Phase 4) while others are being developed by line as funds become available (eg. Mumbai Metro where 169 km of lines are currently under construction in parallel).

Key Figures

  • Operational Routes: 673.2 km
  • Under Construction Routes: 467.84 km
  • Approved Routes: 457.56 km

Fun Facts

The following tables are best viewed on a Desktop device. Approved route figures include routes approved at least by the state government.

List of Operational & Under Construction Metro Projects in India

City & StateOperational NetworkUnder Construction New RoutesApproved New RoutesProposed New RoutesOperatorStart Date
Ahmedabad Metro, Gujarat6 km33.26 km28.254 km0 kmGMRC6 March, 2019
Bangalore Metro, Karnataka42.30 km73.92 km56.24 km105.55 kmBMRCL20 October, 2011
Bhopal Metro, Madhya Pradesh0 km6.22 km21.65 km77.13 kmMPMRCLN/A
Chennai Metro, Tamil Nadu45.1 km9 km52.01 km66.90 kmCMRL29 June, 2015
Delhi Metro, Delhi-NCR347 km43.46 km24.99 km57.3 kmDMRC24 December, 2002
Gurgaon Rapid Metro, Haryana12.1 km0 km0 km200 kmRMRG (now DMRC)14 November, 2013
Hyderabad Metro, Telangana67 km0 km0 km58 kmHMRL29 November, 2017
Indore Metro, Madhya Pradesh05.29 km26.24 km57.18MPMRCLN/A
Jaipur Metro, Rajasthan9.6 km2.35 km0 km23.01 kmJMRC3 June, 2015
Kanpur Metro, Uttar Pradesh08.73 km23.66 km0 kmUPMRCLN/A
Kochi Metro, Kerala23.8 km2.91 km12.36 km0 kmKMRL19 June, 2017
Kolkata Metro, West Bengal33.4 km61.52 km28.2 km19.51 kmMetro Railway & KMRC24 October, 1984
Lucknow Metro, Uttar Pradesh22.90 km0 km0 km85 kmUPMRCL6 September, 2016
Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra11.40 km169 km21.29 km136.40 kmMMOPL, MMRC & MMMOCL8 June, 2014
Nagpur Metro, Maharashtra22.90 km18.80 km48.30 km0 kmMaha-Metro8 March, 2019
Navi Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra0 km11.10 km0 km95.30 kmCIDCON/A
Noida Metro, Uttar Pradesh29.70 km0 km14.95 km70 kmNMRC25 January, 2019
Pune Metro, Maharashtra0 km31.25 km23.33 km26.46 kmMaha-MetroN/A

List of Approved Metro Projects in India

City & StateNetwork LengthApproval DateTotal CostOperator
Agra Metro, Uttar Pradesh29.40 kmFebruary 2019Rs. 8,379.62 crUPMRCL
Meerut Metro, Uttar Pradesh20 kmMay 2017Built-in with RRTS ProjectNCRTC
Patna Metro, Bihar30.91 kmFebruary 2019Rs. 13,365.77 crPMRC
Surat Metro, Gujarat40.35 kmMarch 2019Rs. 12,020.32 crGMRC

List of Proposed Metro Projects in India

Each Indian city and town has a large number of proposed new lines, most of which will never see the light of the day. The following table lists out cities / towns with metro projects with serious proposals that could materialize and be built in the next 10 years.

City & StateProposed Network Length
Coimbatore Metro, Tamil Nadu136 km
Gorakhpur Metro, Uttar Pradesh27.41 km
Guwahati Metro, Assam61.40 km
Jammu Metro, J&K UT43.50 km
Kozhikode Metro, Kerala13.13 km
Prayagraj Metro, Uttar Pradesh42 km
Srinagar Metro, J&K UT25 km
Trivandrum Metro, Kerala21.82 km
Uttarakhand Metro, Uttarakhand58 km
Varanasi Metro, Uttar Pradesh29.235 km
Vijayawada Metro, Andhra Pradesh66.2 km
Visakhapatnam Metro, Andhra Pradesh79.91 km

Besides the above cities, metro projects are proposed in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jabalpur, Ranchi, Hubli, Mathura, Dholera, Thane, Gwalior, Bareilly, Dehradun, Bhubaneswar, Mysore, Mangalore and Raipur.

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