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

Menu: News & Construction Updates | Overview | Yellow Line | Red Line | Aqua Line | Green Line | Orange Line | Pink Line


Mumbai Metro’s Red Line (Line 7, Line 7A & Line-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 first 9.75 km Phase 1 of the Red Line was inaugurated on April 2, 2022 and opened to the public the same day to connect Dahisar East and Aarey via 9 stations. Its second Phase (Aarey – Gundavili) was inaugurated on January 19, 2023.

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 (Line-7) was inaugurated and opened in April 2022 and is 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)

Trains operate between 6 am – 10 PM with fares of Rs. 10 (0-3 km), Rs. 20 (3-12 km) and Rs. 30 (12-18), Rs. 40 (18-24 km) and Rs. 50 (24-30 km). For now ticketing is handled via QR code-based mobile and paper tickets. Smart cards and app-based season tickets will be launched later.

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

Interim ConsultantDelhi 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’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC)Ayesa Ingenieria Y Arquitectura SAU
Line-9’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC)Archom Consultant – Veritas Architects – LKT Engineering JV
MRS1: Rolling Stock (576 Coaches for Yellow & Red lines)BEML
MS-01: Train Control, CBTC Signaling and Telecommunication systemAlstom Transport India Ltd. – Alstom Transport SA
MS-03: Half Height Platform Screen Doors (PSDs)CRRC Zhuzou
CA-01: Construction of viaduct and 5 stations from Andheri East – New Ashok Nagar (viaduct & 5 stations)Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. (contract terminated in Jan 2020)
CA-02: Construction of viaduct and 6 stations from New Ashok Nagar to Mahindra & MahindraJ Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.
CA-03: Construction of viaduct and 5 stations from Mahindra & Mahindra to Dahisar EastNCC Ltd.
CA-15A(R): Design, fabrication & erection of steel roof structure on Line-7’s stations (2 contracts)MPIL Steel Structure & RCC Eco Build Systems
CA-32: Architectural Finishing at Line-7 Stations (3 contracts)Capacite Infraprojects, C.B. & Sons Constructions Pvt. Ltd & Landmark Corporation Pvt. Ltd.
CA-18: Elevators at 13 stations (Andheri – Ovaripada) of Line-7Cranex Ltd.
CA-19: Escalators at 13 stations (Andheri – Ovaripada) of Line-7Johnson Lifts Pvt. Ltd.
CA-20: Supply of 1080 Grade Head Hardened (HH) RailsMitsui & Co. Ltd.
CA-21: Design, supply & installation of Ballastless Track SystemITD Cementation India Ltd.
CA-33: Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) SystemDatamatics Global Services Limited (DGSL) and AEP Ticketing solutions S.R.L, Italy (AEP)
CA-48: Construction from Dahisar East to Mira-Bhayander (viaduct & 7 stations) AND Andheri East to CSIA T2 (viaduct, tunnels & 2 stations)J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.
CA-58: Traction, Auxiliary Power Supply and SCADAL&T Construction
CA-65: Overhead Electrification (OHE) Traction SystemLeena Powertech Engineers Pvt. Ltd – Cimechel Electric Company JV
CA-91: Balance viaduct construction of CA01: Andheri East to AareyJ Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.
CA-92: Balance construction of 4 stations at Andheri Metro (East), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, MahanandNCC Ltd.
CA-159: 6800 MT of head-hardened rails for Line-9 and Line-5Tender cancelled (Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) was only bidder)
CA-167: Ballastless trackwork in mainline from Dahisar East Station to Bhayandar Station including third track side track and dead end at Dahisar and depot entry / exit approach trackRahee Infratech
CA-176: 25kV OHE system of Line-7A and Line-94 Bids Submitted in December 2023
CA-203: 6800 MT of head-hardened rails for Line-9 and Line-5Tender Cancelled (JSPL was only bidder)
CA-204: Architectural finishing works and Prefabricated steel roof structure for 4 elevated stations of Line-9: Dahisar, Pandurang Wadi, Mira Gaon and Kashi GaonContract Awarded (winner unknown)
CA-207: Dongri Depot’s ConstructionBids Invited in February 2024
CA-245: Line-9 and Line-7A’s Platform Screen Doors, Electrical & Mechanical works, Lifts & Escalators, Catenary Maintenance Vehicle (CMV)Bidding Underway
CA-252: Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for Line-9 and Line-7ABidding Underway

Click on ‘News & Construction Updates’ below for project news, progress and updates.

Menu: News & Construction Updates | Overview | Yellow Line | Red Line | Aqua Line | Green Line | Orange Line | Pink Line

Page last updated: May 17, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.