Mumbai Metro Orange Line – Info, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Mumbai Metro’s Orange Line (Line 5 & Line 12) is a 45.65 km under construction elevated metro line connecting Kapurbawdi (Thane) – Bhiwandi – Kalyan – Dombivali – Taloja through 34 stations.

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.

24.90 km long Mumbai Metro Line-5’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) connecting 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.

22.17 km long Line-12, a southern extension of Line-5, is approved to connect Kalyan – Dombivali – Amandoot (Taloja) through 17 stations at an estimated cost of Rs 4,132 crore.

The Orange Line’s first section is expected to open in 2026 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.

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 12.811 km | Approved: 34.26 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%)

System Specifications

  • 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: 23.53 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: 22.17 km
  • Status: Approved
  • Type: Elevated
  • Number of Stations: 19
  • Station Names: Kalyan, APMC Kalyan, 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

Latest notices inviting tenders can be viewed on MMRDA’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Orange Line’s Major Contractors

DPR PreparerDelhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Line-5 Phase 1’s General Consultant (GC) for Thane – Bhiwandi sectionSYSTRA – Consulting Engineers Group – Systra MVA Consulting (India) Ltd. (SYSTRA – CEG JV)
Line-5 Phase 2’s General Consultant (GC) for Bhiwandi – Kalyan (Package CA-256)Bids Re-invited in April 2024
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
CA-28: Construction of 12.811 km viaduct & 7 stations between Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar NakaAfcons Infrastructure Ltd.
CA-151: Kasheli Depot’s ConstructionRithwik Projects
CA-159: 6800 MT of head-hardened rails for Line-5 and Line-9Tender cancelled (Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) was only bidder)
CA-166: Ballastless track-work on Line-5A and Depot-lineParas Railtech
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)
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)
CA-203: 6800 MT of head-hardened rails for Line-5 and Line-9Tender Cancelled (JSPL was only bidder)
CA-219: Line-5 Phase 2’s General Consultant (Bhiwandi – Kalyan)Tender Cancelled
CA-239: Power Supply & Traction, E&M, Lifts and Escalators for Line-5Bidding Underway
CA-240: Construction of Line-12’s elevated viaduct (chainage  -860.224 m to +21316.022 m) and 19 elevated stations (Kalyan – Amandoot)Gawar Constructions Ltd. (GCL)
CA-241: 132 coach rolling stock, communication based signaling & train control, telecommunication, platform screen doors systems and depot machinery & plant including 15 years of comprehensive maintainenceBids Invited in February 2024
CA-246: Architectural finishing & PEB structural steel works at 6 elevated stations of Line-53 Bids Submitted in April 2024

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Page last updated: May 1, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.