Metro Rail Projects in India – Quick Snapshot

New metro rail (subway) systems are under construction and bringing about vast changes in 20+ Indian cities at a breathtaking pace.

This page provides a quick snapshot with a list of all Indian metro & metrolite 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.

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).

Note: I track each project at the package level which gives a better idea of each city’s network in different stages of development. Lengths are derived from tender or detailed design documents. When that is unavailable, satellite imagery is used for approximation.

Key Figures

  • Operational Routes: 902.39 km
  • Under Construction Routes: 622.89 km
  • Approved Routes: 265.53 km
  • Proposed Routes: 1111.91 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
Agra Metro, Uttar Pradesh5.2 km6.70 km17.500 kmUPMRCLN/A
Ahmedabad Metro, Gujarat37.9 km29.65 km0 km5 kmGMRC6 March, 2019
Bangalore Metro, Karnataka72.17 km97.84 km0 km105.55 kmBMRCL20 October, 2011
Bhopal Metro, Madhya Pradesh0 km6.22 km21.65 km77.13 kmMPMRCLN/A
Chennai Metro, Tamil Nadu54.1 km116.1 km0 km15.30 kmCMRL29 June, 2015
Delhi Metro, Delhi-NCR351.28 km65.1 km20.76 km35.76 kmDMRC24 December, 2002
Gurgaon Rapid Metro, Haryana12.1 km0 km0 km200 kmRMRG (now DMRC)14 November, 2013
Hyderabad Metro, Telangana67 km0 km0 km70 kmHMRL29 November, 2017
Indore Metro, Madhya Pradesh0 km16.23 km15.31 km57.18MPMRCLN/A
Jaipur Metro, Rajasthan11.98 km0 km0 km27.71 kmJMRC3 June, 2015
Kanpur Metro, Uttar Pradesh8.73 km22.58 km0 km8.6 kmUPMRCL29 December, 2021
Kochi Metro, Kerala27.96 km0 km12.36 km0 kmKMRL19 June, 2017
Kolkata Metro, West Bengal58.68 km41.94 km28.2 km15.7 kmMetro Railway & KMRC24 October, 1984
Lucknow Metro, Uttar Pradesh22.90 km0 km0 km85 kmUPMRCL6 September, 2016
Meerut Metro, Uttar Pradesh0 km20 km0 km15 kmNCRTC, UPMRCN/A
Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra46.50 km133.9 km21.29 km136.40 kmMMOPL, MMRC & MMMOCL8 June, 2014
Nagpur Metro, Maharashtra38.22 km0 km48.30 km0 kmMaha-Metro8 March, 2019
Navi Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra11.10 km0 km0 km95.30 kmCIDCON/A
Noida Metro, Uttar Pradesh29.70 km0 km14.95 km70 kmNMRC25 January, 2019
Patna Metro, Bihar0 km22.1 km8.8 km0 kmPMRCN/A
Pune Metro, Maharashtra29.77 km26.20 km4.41 km106.5 kmMaha-Metro & Pune IT City Metro Rail Ltd.6 March, 2022
Surat Metro, Gujarat0 km41.93 km0 km0 kmGMRCN/A

List of Approved Metro, Metrolite & Metro Neo Projects in India

City & StateNetwork LengthApproval DateTotal CostOperator
Bhubaneswar Metro, Odisha26 kmNovember 2023Rs. 5926.38 croreBMRCL
Gorakhpur Metrolite Uttar Pradesh27.41 kmOctober 2020Rs. 4,672 croreUPMRC
Kozhikode Metrolite, Kerala13.13 kmFebruary 2021Rs. 4,673 croreKRTL
Nashik Metro Neo, Maharashtra32 kmAugust 2019Rs. 2100Maha-Metro
Trivandrum Metro, Kerala21.82 kmFebruary 2021Rs. 2,773 croreKRTL

List of Proposed Metro / Metrolite / Metro Neo 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 with serious proposals that could possibly materialize as light rail (Metrolite) and be built in the next 10 years.

City & StateProposed Network Length
Aurangabad Metrolite, MaharashtraTBD
Bangalore Metrolite, Karnataka60 km
Bhavnagar Metrolite / Metro Neo, GujaratTBD
Chennai Metrolite, Tamil Nadu15.50 km
Coimbatore Metro, Tamil Nadu136 km
Delhi Metrolite, Delhi40.88 km
Guwahati Metro, Assam61.40 km
Jamnagar Metrolite / MetroNeo, GujaratTBD
Jammu Metro, J&K UT43.50 km
Madurai Metro, Tamil Nadu31 km
Mathura Metrolite, Uttar Pradesh12 km
Prayagraj Metro, Uttar Pradesh42 km
Raipur Metro, ChhattisgarhTBD
Rajkot Metrolite / Metro Neo, GujaratTBD
Srinagar Metro, J&K UT25 km
Uttarakhand Metro, Uttarakhand58 km
Vadodara Metrolite / Metro Neo, GujaratTBD
Varanasi Metro, Uttar Pradesh29.235 km
Vijayawada Metro, Andhra Pradesh66.2 km
Visakhapatnam Metro, Andhra Pradesh79.91 km
Warangal Metro Neo, Telangana17 km

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

Video: Evolution of Urban Transportation in India (by NCRTC)

Page last updated: June 6, 2024. Have a question or spot an issue? Let me know here.