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).
- Operational Routes: 678.48 km
- Under Construction Routes: 462.67 km
- Approved Routes: 457.56 km
- Oldest (First) Metro Rail System: Kolkata Metro
- Newest Metro Rail System: Nagpur Metro
- Largest Metro System: Delhi Metro (347 km)
- Smallest Metro System: Ahmedabad Metro (6 km)
- Busiest (Highest Ridership) Metro System: Delhi Metro
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 & State||Operational Network||Under Construction New Routes||Approved New Routes||Proposed New Routes||Operator||Start Date|
|Ahmedabad Metro, Gujarat||6 km||33.26 km||28.254 km||0 km||GMRC||6 March, 2019|
|Bangalore Metro, Karnataka||42.30 km||73.92 km||56.24 km||105.55 km||BMRCL||20 October, 2011|
|Bhopal Metro, Madhya Pradesh||0 km||6.22 km||21.65 km||77.13 km||MPMRCL||N/A|
|Chennai Metro, Tamil Nadu||45.1 km||9 km||52.01 km||66.90 km||CMRL||29 June, 2015|
|Delhi Metro, Delhi-NCR||347 km||43.46 km||24.99 km||57.3 km||DMRC||24 December, 2002|
|Gurgaon Rapid Metro, Haryana||12.1 km||0 km||0 km||200 km||RMRG (now DMRC)||14 November, 2013|
|Hyderabad Metro, Telangana||67 km||0 km||0 km||58 km||HMRL||29 November, 2017|
|Indore Metro, Madhya Pradesh||0||5.29 km||26.24 km||57.18||MPMRCL||N/A|
|Jaipur Metro, Rajasthan||11.98 km||0 km||0 km||23.01 km||JMRC||3 June, 2015|
|Kanpur Metro, Uttar Pradesh||0||8.73 km||23.66 km||0 km||UPMRCL||N/A|
|Kochi Metro, Kerala||25 km||2.94 km||12.36 km||0 km||KMRL||19 June, 2017|
|Kolkata Metro, West Bengal||35.1 km||59.82 km||28.2 km||19.51 km||Metro Railway & KMRC||24 October, 1984|
|Lucknow Metro, Uttar Pradesh||22.90 km||0 km||0 km||85 km||UPMRCL||6 September, 2016|
|Meerut Metro, Uttar Pradesh||0 km||3 km||17 km||15 km||NCRTC, UPMRC||N/A|
|Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra||11.40 km||169 km||21.29 km||136.40 km||MMOPL, MMRC & MMMOCL||8 June, 2014|
|Nagpur Metro, Maharashtra||22.90 km||18.80 km||48.30 km||0 km||Maha-Metro||8 March, 2019|
|Navi Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra||0 km||11.10 km||0 km||95.30 km||CIDCO||N/A|
|Noida Metro, Uttar Pradesh||29.70 km||0 km||14.95 km||70 km||NMRC||25 January, 2019|
|Pune Metro, Maharashtra||0 km||31.25 km||23.33 km||26.46 km||Maha-Metro||N/A|
List of Approved Metro Projects in India
|City & State||Network Length||Approval Date||Total Cost||Operator|
|Agra Metro, Uttar Pradesh||29.40 km||February 2019||Rs. 8,379.62 cr||UPMRCL|
|Patna Metro, Bihar||30.91 km||February 2019||Rs. 13,365.77 cr||PMRC|
|Surat Metro, Gujarat||40.35 km||March 2019||Rs. 12,020.32 cr||GMRC|
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 & State||Proposed Network Length|
|Coimbatore Metro, Tamil Nadu||136 km|
|Gorakhpur Metro, Uttar Pradesh||27.41 km|
|Guwahati Metro, Assam||61.40 km|
|Jammu Metro, J&K UT||43.50 km|
|Kozhikode Metro, Kerala||13.13 km|
|Prayagraj Metro, Uttar Pradesh||42 km|
|Srinagar Metro, J&K UT||25 km|
|Trivandrum Metro, Kerala||21.82 km|
|Uttarakhand Metro, Uttarakhand||58 km|
|Varanasi Metro, Uttar Pradesh||29.235 km|
|Vijayawada Metro, Andhra Pradesh||66.2 km|
|Visakhapatnam Metro, Andhra Pradesh||79.91 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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