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

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Information

Mumbai Metro’s Red Line (lines 7, 7A, 9) is a 31.05 km under construction elevated & underground metro line connecting Mira Bhayandar – Dahisar East – Andheri East – CSIA Terminal 2 through 23 stations.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is the owner of Red line. A new nodal agency called Maha Mumbai Metro Operations Corporation (MMMOCL) was established in June 2019 to operate and maintain all Mumbai Metro services on all lines owned by the MMRDA.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was the interim consultant for Line-7’s development through a formally signed agreement between MMRDA – DMRC in 2015.

The Red Line is partly being financed through official development assistance (ODA) loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and New Development Bank (NDB). Its foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister in October 2015, civil construction contracts were awarded in April 2016 to 3 firms, and soil testing to facilitate construction began in July 2016.

In September 2018, the Maharashtra government’s cabinet approved the Red Line’s extension to Mira Bhayandar (Line-9) and to CSIA Terminal (Line-7A) with an estimated combined cost of ₹6,518 crore.

The Red Line’s first section is expected to open in 2021 and will be connected to other metro lines, bus and suburban rail services through multiple interchanges throughout its route. The line’s official colour was revealed to the public on February 28, 2020 as part of a major branding exercise to establish style guidelines with help from Systra MVA Consulting.

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)

Red Line Route Info

  • Status: Under Construction
  • Estimated Daily Ridership: 570,400 (2024) ; 667,700 (2031)

The Red Line is being developed in three sections or parts –

Red Line – Line-7: Dahisar East – Andheri East

  • Length: 16.495 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Depot: Dahisar (proposed) and Malvani (temporarily shared with Yellow Line)
  • Number of Stations: 14
  • Stations Names: Dahisar East, Ovaripada, National Park, Devipada, Magathane, Poisar (formerly Mahindra & Mahindra), Akurli (formerly Bandongri), Kurar (formerly Pushpa Park), Dindoshi (formerly Pathanwadi), Aarey, Goregaon E (formerly Mahanand), Jogeshwari E (formerly JVLR Junction), Shankarwadi, Gundavali (formerly Andheri East)
  • Detailed Project Report (DPR): View Here
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 6,208 crore

Red Line – Line-7A: Andheri East – CSIA Terminal 2

  • Length: 3.17 km
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 6,518 crore (L-7A & 9)
  • Type: Elevated & Underground (2.915 km)
  • Number of Stations: 2
  • Stations Names: Airport Colony & CSIA Terminal 2
  • Detailed Project Report (DPR): View Here

Red Line – Line-9: Dahisar East – Mira Bhayandar

  • Length: 11.38 km
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Type: Elevated
  • Number of Stations: 7
  • Stations Names: Pandurang Wadi, Miragaon, Kashigaon, Sai Baba Nagar, Meditya Nagar, Shaheed Bhaghat Singh Garden and Subhash Chandra Bose Ground
  • Detailed Project Report (DPR): View Here
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 6,518 crore (Line-7A & Line-9)

Red Line Route Map

Red Line Fares (Ticket Prices)

Red 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.

Red 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.

Red Line’s Major Contractors

Contract Contractor
Interim Consultant Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Line-7 General Consultant (GC) Ayesa Ingenieria Y Arquitectura SAU – Itelferr – Consulting Engineers Group – Ayesa India (AICA Consortium)
Line-7A & Line-9 General Consultant (GC) SYSTRA – Consulting Engineers Group Ltd – SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Ltd.
Line-7 Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) Ayesa Ingenieria Y Arquitectura SAU
MRS1: Rolling Stock (504 Coaches for Yellow & Red lines) BEML
Signalling Alstom
Traction, Auxiliary Power Supply and SCADA L&T Construction
Overhead Electrification (OHE) Leena Powertech Engineers Pvt. Ltd
Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system Datamatics Global Services Ltd.
Design, supply & installation of Ballastless Track System ITD Cementation India Ltd.
1080 Grade Head Hardened (HH) Rails Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
Elevators at 13 stations (Andheri – Ovaripada) of Line-7 Cranex Ltd.
Escalators at 13 stations (Andheri – Ovaripada) of Line-7 Johnson Lifts Pvt. Ltd.
Half Height Platform Screen Doors (PSDs) KTK (Lot 1) and CRRC Zhuzou (Lot 2)
CA01: Andheri East – New Ashok Nagar (viaduct & 5 stations) Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. (contract terminated in Jan 2020)
CA02: New Ashok Nagar to Mahindra & Mahindra (viaduct & 6 stations) J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.
CA03: Mahindra & Mahindra to Dahisar East (viaduct & 5 stations) NCC Ltd.
CA48: Dahisar East to Mira-Bhayander (viaduct & 7 station) AND Andheri East to CSIA T2 (viaduct, tunnels & 2 stations) J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.
CA91: Balance viaduct construction of CA01: Andheri East to Aarey J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.
CA92: Balance construction of 4 stations at Andheri Metro (East), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, Mahanand NCC Ltd.
Design, fabrication & erection of steel roof structure on Line-7’s stations (2 contracts) MPIL Steel Structure & RCC Eco Build Systems
Architectural Finishing at Line-7 Stations (3 contracts) Capacite Infraprojects, C.B. & Sons Constructions Pvt. Ltd & Landmark Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

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