Mumbai Metro Orange Line – Info, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates
Mumbai Metro’s Orange Line (lines 5 & 12) is a 45.65 km under construction elevated metro line connecting Kapurbawdi (Thane) – Bhiwandi – Kalyan – Dombivali – Taloja through 34 stations.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is the owner of the Orange Line and Maha Mumbai Metro Operations Corporation (MMMOCL) will operate and maintain all services.
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Orange Line’s 24.90 km Line-5 (Thane – Kalyan) was approved by the Maharashtra government’s cabinet on 24 October 2017 with a cost of Rs 8,416 cr. Its foundation stone was laid by India’s Prime Minister on December 19, 2018.
Line-5’s first civil contract was awarded to Afcons Infrastructure on January 7, 2020 to build the 12.811 km western section between Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar Naka with 7 stations en-route. As of May 2020, the route of Line-5’s eastern section (Bhiwandi – Kalyan) is on-hold and being revised due to local protests over land acquisition.
The 20.75 km Line-12, a southern extension of Line-5, is proposed to connect Kalyan – Dombivali – Taloja through 17 stations at an estimated cost of Rs 4,132 crore.
The Orange Line’s first section is expected to open in 2025 and will be connected to other metro lines (Green Line-4 at Kapurbawdi, Navi Mumbai Line-1 at Taloja), bus and suburban rail services through multiple interchanges throughout its route.
The line’s official colour was revealed to the public by MMRDA on February 28, 2020 as part of a major branding exercise to establish style guidelines with help from Systra MVA Consulting.
Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 12.811 km | Approved: 12.089 km | Proposed: 20.75 km
Total Project Cost: USD436 million
Financing Plan (see info)
- AIIB: USD 236 million (54%)
- OFID: USD 100 million (23%)
- MMRDA: USD 100 million (23%)
- Top Speed: 80 kmph
- Average Speed: 34 kmph
- Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
- Electrification: 25 kV, 50 Hz AC OHE
- Signalling: Communication-based Train Control (CBTC)
Orange Line Route Info
The Orange Line is being developed in two sections or parts –
Orange Line: Line-5 – Kapurbawdi (Thane) – Bhiwandi – Kalyan
- Length: 24.90 km
- Status: Under Construction (western section)
- Type: Elevated
- Depot: Kon Village
- Number of Stations: 17
- Station Names: Kapurbawdi, Balkum Naka, Kasheli, Kalher, Purna, Anjur Phata, Dhamankar Naka, Bhiwandi, Gopal Nagar, Temghar, Rajnouli Village, Govegaon MIDC, Kongaon, Durgadi Fort, Sahajanand Chowk, Kalyan Railway Station, Kalyan APMC
- Estimated Cost: Rs. 8,416 cr crore
- Estimated Daily Ridership: 3.34 lakh (2031)
Orange Line: Line-12 – Kalyan – Dombivali – Taloja
- Length: 20.75 km
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Elevated
- Number of Stations: 17
- Station Names: Ganesh Nagar, Pisvali Gaon, Golavali, Dombivli MIDC, Sagaon, Sonarpada, Manpada, Hedutane, Kolegaon, Nilaje Gaon, Vadavali, Bale, Waklan, Turbhe, Pisarve Depot, Pisarve, Taloja
- Estimated Cost: Rs. 8,416 crore
Orange Line Route Map
Orange Line’s under construction Line-5’s western section with all stations (tentative locations) have been mapped out below. See the Mumbai Metro page for a future network map with Line-5’s eastern section and Line-12’s general route.
Orange Line Fares (Ticket Prices)
Orange Line’s fare structure, prices and rules have not been announced yet. MMRDA plans to use the latest technologies for its automatic fare collection (AFC) system to allow QR codes and phones enabled with Near Field Communication (NFC) to utilize the system.
Orange Line Tenders
Orange Line’s Major Contractors
|DPR Preparer||Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)|
|Line-5’s General Consultant (GC)||SYSTRA – Consulting Engineers Group – Systra MVA Consulting (India) Ltd. (SYSTRA – CEG JV)|
|Line-12’s General Consultant (GC)||SYSTRA MVA Consulting – DB Engineering & Consulting JV|
|Line-12’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC)||LKT Engineering Consultants – Enia Design JV is lowest bidder|
|CA28: Construction between Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar Naka (12.811 km viaduct & 7 stations)||Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.|
|CA-151: Kasheli Depot’s Construction||Rithwik Projects|
|CA-159: 6800 MT of head-hardened rails for Line-5 and Line-9||Tender cancelled (Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) was only bidder)|
|CA-166: Ballastless track-work on Line-5A and Depot-line||Paras Railtech is lowest bidder|
|Package CA-185: construction of elevated viaduct (chainage -13.383 m to +10043.275 m) and 9 elevated stations (Ganesh Nagar – Kolegaon)||Tender Cancelled (10 Bids Submitted in May 2023)|
|Package CA-186: construction of elevated viaduct (chainage +10043.275 m to +20400 m) and 08 elevated stations (Nilje Gaon – Taloja)||Tender Cancelled (9 Bids Submitted in May 2023)|
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Page last updated: September 15, 2023. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.