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Delhi Metro Route Map Timings, Lines, Facts & Stations

Published Date: 16-Jan-2023

Delhi Metro is a mass transit system serving Delhi and other cities in the National Capital Region. It has become a lifeline for millions of commuters in the city, providing efficient and comfortable transportation. The system contains almost 390.14 km of tracks at ground level, above the ground as well as underground. Its 286 stations, which also include NOIDA, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Corridor, and Rapid Metro, record a daily footfall of around 47 lakh (4.7 million).

Delhi Metro was built in three phases, wherein the first two phases consisted of radial lines and the third phase consisted of a circular and a semi-circular line. The trains travel at up to 80 km/h, stopping at each station for 20 seconds. The trains, comprising 4, 6, or 8 coaches, have a frequency of 1–4 minutes during peak hours and 5–10 minutes during non-peak hours. While some lines use broad-gauge (1676 mm) tracks, others use standard-gauge (1435 mm) tracks. Rajiv Chowk, Karol Bagh, and Laxmi Nagar metro stations are among the busiest on the Delhi metro route.

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Delhi Metro Route Map

Delhi Metro Map

Delhi Metro Quick Info 

  • Owner: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (join-venture between Government of NCT of Delhi and Government of India)
  • Serving Cities: Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh
  • Number of Lines: 11
  • Headquarters: Metro Bhavan, Barakhamba Road
  • Started Operations in: 2002
  • Daily Timings: 5:00 am to 11:30 pm (varies with station)
  • Fare: ₹ 10–60

Delhi Metro History

The Delhi Metro has revolutionized public transportation in the city, offering a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly mode of travel. It has played a significant role in reducing traffic congestion and improving connectivity for millions of people. Some of the important timelines of the Delhi Metro are

Planning and Inception (1948-1995)

  • The idea of a metro system in Delhi was first proposed in 1948 by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), highlighting the need for a modern public transport system in the rapidly growing city.
  • In 1969, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) conducted a study on the feasibility of a metro system.
  • In 1984, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was established as a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Delhi to implement the metro project.
  • The first phase of the project was approved in 1995, and the foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India, P.V. Narasimha Rao.

Phase I Construction and Inauguration (1998-2002)

  • Construction of the first phase of the Delhi Metro began in 1998, with a total length of 8.4 kilometers. The first stretch, from Shahdara to Tis Hazari, was opened to the public on December 24, 2002, by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • This marked the official beginning of the Delhi Metro’s operations and brought significant relief to commuters. A total 64.75 km long network with 59 stations and the following 3 routes (initial parts of Red, Yellow, and Blue lines) were built in this phase.

Phase II Expansion (2003-2011)

  • The second phase of the Delhi Metro’s expansion began in 2003 and focused on extending the existing lines and adding new ones. During this phase, the network expanded to cover major areas of Delhi, including important landmarks like Connaught Place, Pragati Maidan, and Delhi University.
  • Phase II was completed in stages, with the last section from Central Secretariat to Qutub Minar being inaugurated on June 3, 2010. A total of 123.3 km long network with 86 stations and the following 10 new routes and extensions were built in this phase.

Phase III Expansion (2011-2017)

  • Phase III of the Delhi Metro aimed at further expanding the network and improving connectivity.
  • This phase involved the construction of new lines and extensions to the existing ones, including the Magenta Line and Pink Line.
  • The first section of Phase III, between the Central Secretariat and Mandi House, was inaugurated on June 26, 2014.
  • Phase III was completed in 2017, adding around 140 kilometres of new lines and making the Delhi Metro one of the largest metro networks in the world.

Phase IV

  • Phase IV of the Delhi Metro expansion is a massive project that aims to add new lines and extensions spanning various parts of Delhi and neighbouring areas. Phase IV of the network with a length of 103 km and 6 lines were finalised by the Government of Delhi in December 2018.
  • This phase includes the construction of several new corridors and extensions, covering areas such as Aerocity to Tughlakabad, Rithala to Narela, Janakpuri West to RK Ashram, Mukundpur to Maujpur, Majlis Park to Maujpur, Lajpat Nagar to Saket G-Block, and Tughlakabad to Terminal 1 IGI Airport. Some of the lines and stations are completed and operational as well and the rest will be operational by 2024.

Delhi Metro Lines

Metro Line Length (Km) Stations – Starting Point – End Point
Red 34.6 29 – Shaheed Sthal – Rithala
Yellow 49.3 37 – Samaypur Badli – HUDA City Centre
Blue 56.6 50 – Dwarka Sector 21Noida – Electronic City
Blue 8.7 8 – Yamuna Bank – Vaishali
Green 26.3 21 – Inderlok – Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh
3.3 2 – Ashok Park Main – Kirti Nagar
Violet 46.6 34 – Kashmere Gate – Raja Nahar Singh (Faridabad)
Orange (Airport Express) 20 7 – ECC Centre – Dwarka Sector 25– New Delhi Railway Station
Pink* 57.5 38 – Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar
Magenta 37.4 25 – Botanical Garden – Janakpuri West
Grey 5.19 4 – Dwarka – Dhansa Bus Stand

Apart from these 10 lines, Delhi Metro also operates Rapid Metro Gurgaon. The line, running from Sector 55 to Phase 3, is 11.7 km long and has 11 stations.

Red Line (Line 1)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Red Line Metro Route.

Station Name

Interchange/Connections

Shaheed Sthal

Ghaziabad Junction Railway Station

Hindon

 

Arthala

 

Mohan Nagar

 

Shyam Park

 

Major Mohit Sharma

 

Raj Bagh

 

Shahid Nagar

 

Dilshad Garden

 

Jhilmil

 

Mansarovar Park

 

Shahdara

 

Welcome

Pink Line

Seelampur

 

Shastri Park

 

Kashmere Gate

Yellow Line, Violet Line

Tis Hazari

 

Pul Bangash

 

Pratap Nagar

 

Shastri Nagar

Sarai Rohilla Railway Station

Inderlok (Green Line)

Green Line (Main Line)

Kanhiya Nagar

 

Keshav Puram

 

Netaji Subhash Place

Pink Line

Kohat Enclave

 

Pitam Pura

 

Rohini East

 

Rohini West

 

Rithala

 

Yellow Line (Line 2)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Yellow Line.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Samaypur Badli

 

Rohini Sector 18, 19

 

Haiderpur Badli Mor

Magenta Line (Under construction)

Jahangirpuri

 

Adarsh Nagar

 

Azadpur

Pink Line, Magenta Line (Under construction)

Model Town

 

GTB Nagar

 

Vishwa Vidyalaya

 

Vidhan Sabha

 

Civil Lines

 

Kashmere Gate

Red Line, Violet Line

Chandni Chowk

Delhi Junction Railway Station

Chawri Bazar

 

New Delhi

Airport Express, New Delhi Railway Station

Rajiv Chowk

Blue Line

Patel Chowk

 

Central Secretariat

Violet Line

Udyog Bhawan

 

Lok Kalyan Marg

 

Jor Bagh

 

Dilli Haat- INA

Pink Line

AIIMS

 

Green Park

 

Hauz Khas

Magenta Line

Malviya Nagar

 

Saket

 

Qutub Minar

 

Chhatarpur

Silver Line (Under construction)

Sultanpur

 

Ghitorni

 

Arjan Garh

 

Guru Dronacharya

 

Sikanderpur

Rapid Metro

MG Road

 

IFFCO Chowk

 

HUDA City Centre

 

Sector 45

 

Cyber Park

 

Sector 46

 

Sector 47

 

Sector 48

 

Technology Park

 

Udyog Vihar- 6

Delhi-Alwar RRTS

Sector 10

 

Sector 37

 

Basai

 

Sector 9

 

Sector 7

 

Sector 4

 

Sector 5

 

Ashok Vihar

 

Sector 3

 

Krishna Chowk

 

Palam Vihar

 

Sector 23A

Blue Line

Sector 23

 

Sector 22

 

Udyog Vihar – Phase 4

Delhi-Alwar RRTS

Udyog Vihar – Phase 5

 

Moulsari Avenue

Rapid Metro

*Note: The stations from Sector 45 to Moulsari Avenue are under construction. These stations will become fully operational in 2025.

Blue Line (Line 3 & Line 4)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Blue Line (Line 3)

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Noida Electronic City

 

Noida Sector 62

 

Noida Sector 59

 

Noida Sector 61

 

Noida Sector 52

Aqua Line

Noida Sector 34

 

Noida City Centre

 

Golf Course

 

Botanical Garden

Magenta Line

Noida Sector 18

 

Noida Sector 16

 

Noida Sector 15

 

New Ashok Nagar

Delhi-Meerut-RRTS

Mayur Vihar Extension

 

Mayur Vihar-I

Pink Line

Akshardham

 

Yamuna Bank

 

Indraprastha

 

Supreme Court

 

Mandi House

Violet Line

Barakhamba Road

 

Rajiv Chowk

Yellow Line

Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

Magenta Line (Under construction)

Jhandewalan

 

Karol Bagh

 

Rajendra Place

 

Patel Nagar

 

Shadipur

 

Kirti Nagar

Green Line

Moti Nagar

 

Ramesh Nagar

 

Rajouri Garden

Pink Line

Tagore Garden

 

Subhash Nagar

 

Tilak Nagar

 

Janakpuri East

 

Janakpuri West

Magenta Line

Uttam Nagar East

 

Uttam Nagar West

 

Nawada

 

Dwarka Mor

 

Dwarka

Grey Line

Dwarka Sector 14

 

Dwarka Sector 13

 

Dwarka Sector 12

 

Dwarka Sector 11

 

Dwarka Sector 10

 

Dwarka Sector 9

 

Dwarka Sector 8

 

Dwarka Sector 21

Airport Express

Delhi Metro Blue Line (Line 4)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Blue Line (Line 4)

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Yamuna Bank

 

Laxmi Nagar

 

Nirman Vihar

 

Preet Vihar

 

Karkarduma

Pink Line

Anand Vihar

Pink Line, Anand Vihar Railway Station

Kaushambi

 

Vaishali

 

Green Line (Line 5)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Green Line.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Inderlok

Red Line

Ashok Park Main

 

Punjabi Bagh

 

Punjabi Bagh West

Pink Line

Shivaji Park

 

Madipur

 

Paschim Vihar East

 

Paschim Vihar West

 

Peeragarhi

Magenta Line (Under construction)

Udyog Nagar

 

Surajmal Stadium

 

Nangloi

 

Nangloi Railway Station

 

Rajdhani Park

 

Mundka

 

Mundka Industrial Area (MIA)

 

Ghevra Metro Station

 

Tikri Kalan

 

Tikri Border

 

Pandit Shree Ram Sharma

 

Bahadurgarh City

 

Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh

 

Delhi Metro Green Line Branch

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Green Line Branch.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Ashok Park Main

 

Satguru Ram Singh Marg

 

Kirti Nagar

Blue Line

Violet Line (Line 6)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Violet Line.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Kashmere Gate

Red Line, Yellow Line, Kashmere Gate ISBT

Lal Qila

 

Jama Masjid

 

Delhi Gate

 

ITO

 

Mandi House

Blue Line

Janpath

 

Central Secretariat

Yellow Line

Khan Market

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

 

Jangpura

 

Lajpat Nagar

Pink Line

Moolchand

 

Kailash Colony

 

Nehru Place

 

Kalkaji Mandir

Magenta Line

Govindpuri

 

Harkesh Nagar Okhla

 

Jasola Apollo

 

Sarita Vihar

 

Mohan Estate

 

Tughlakabad

Silver Line (Phase 4, under construction)

Badarpur Border

 

Sarai

 

NHPC Chowk

 

Mewla Maharajpur

 

Sector 28

 

Badkhal Mor

 

Old Faridabad

Faridabad Railway Station

Neelam Chowk Ajronda

 

Bata Chowk

 

Escorts Mujesar

 

Sant Surdas – Sihi

 

Raja Nahar Singh

Ballabgarh Railway Station

Pink Line (Line 7)

Given below is the list of stations covered in the Delhi Pink Line Metro Route.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Maujpur – Babarpur

Phase 4 (Under construction)

Yamuna Vihar

 

Bhajanpura

 

Khajuri Khas

 

Sonia Vihar

 

Soorghat

 

Jagatpur Village

 

Jharoda Majra

 

Burari

 

Majlis Park

Magenta Line (Under construction)

Azadpur

Yellow Line,  Magenta Line (Under construction)

Shalimar Bagh

 

Netaji Subhash Place

Red Line

Shakurpur

 

Punjabi Bagh West

Green Line

ESI – Basaidarapur

 

Rajouri Garden

Blue Line

Mayapuri

 

Naraina Vihar

 

Delhi Cantonment

 

Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus

Airport Express

Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh

 

Bhikaji Cama Place

 

Sarojini Nagar

 

Dilli Haat – INA

Yellow Line

South Extension

 

Lajpat Nagar

Violet Line

Vinobapuri

 

Ashram

 

Sarai Kale Khan – Nizamuddin

Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, ISBT

Mayur Vihar – I

Blue Line

Mayur Vihar Pocket I

 

Trilokpuri Sanjay Lake

 

East Vinod Nagar – Mayur Vihar II

 

Mandawali – West Vinod Nagar

 

IP Extension

 

Anand Vihar

Blue Line, Anand Vihar Railway Station

Karkarduma

 

Karkarduma Court

 

Krishna Nagar

 

East Azad Nagar

 

Welcome

Red Line

Jaffrabad

 

Maujpur- Babarpur

Phase 4 (Under construction)

Gokulpuri

 

Johri Enclave

 

Shiv Vihar

 

*Note: The first 9 stations, i.e. Maujpur – Babarpur to Burari are under construction under Phase 4. These stations will become fully operational in 2024.

Magenta Line (Line 8)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Magenta Line.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

Blue Line

Nabi Karim

 

Sadar Bazar

 

Pul Bangash

Red Line

Ghanta Ghar

 

Derawal Nagar

 

Ashok Vihar

 

Azadpur

Pink Line, Yellow Line (Under construction)

Majlis Park

Pink Line Phase 4 (Under construction)

Bhalswa

 

Haiderpur Badli Mor

Yellow Line

North Pitampura

 

Prashant Vihar

 

Pitampura

Red Line, Phase 4 (Under construction)

Madhuban Chowk

 

Deepali Chowk

 

Pushpanjali

 

West Enclave

 

Mangolpuri

 

Peeragarhi

Green Line, Phase 4 (Under construction)

Paschim Vihar

 

Keshopur

 

Krishna Park Extension

 

Janakpuri West

Blue Line

Dabri Mor- Janakpuri South

 

Dashrath Puri

 

Palam

 

Sadar Bazaar Cantonment

 

Terminal 1- IGI Airport

IGI Airport Terminal 1

Shankar Vihar

 

Vasant Vihar

 

Munirka

 

R.K. Puram

 

IIT Delhi

 

Hauz Khas

Yellow Line

Panchsheel Park

 

Chirag Delhi

 

Greater Kailash

 

Nehru Enclave

 

Kalkaji Mandir

Violet Line

Okhla NSIC

 

Sukhdev Vihar

 

Jamia Millia Islamia

 

Okhla Vihar

 

Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh

 

Kalindi Kunj

 

Okhla Bird Sanctuary

 

Botanical Garden

Blue Line

*Note: The first 23 stations, from Ramakrishna Ashram Marg to Krishna Park Extension are under construction under Phase 4. These stations will become fully operational in 2024.

Grey Line (Line 9)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Grey Line.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Dwarka

Blue Line

Nangli

 

Najafgarh

 

Dhansa Bus Stand

 

Orange Line (Airport Express)

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Delhi Metro Orange Line.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

New Delhi

Yellow Line, New Delhi Railway Station

Shivaji Stadium

 

Dhaula Kuan

Pink Line

Delhi Aerocity

Silver Line (Under construction)

IGI Airport

IGI Airport Terminal 3

Dwarka Sector 21

Blue Line

ECC Centre – Dwarka Sector 25

 

Rapid Metro Line

Given below is the list of stations covered by the Rapid Metro Line RMGL.

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections

Sector 55-56

 

Sector 54 Chowk

 

Sector 53-54

 

Sector 42-43

 

Phase 1

 

Sikanderpur

Yellow Line

Phase 2

 

Belvedere Towers

 

Cyber City

 

Moulsari Avenue

 

Phase 3

 

Delhi Metro Lesser-Known Facts

  • The largest and busiest metro in India and also with the most number of stations
  • DMRC conducts rainwater harvesting throughout the Blue Line
  • First metro system to be awarded Carbon Credits by the United Nations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (6,30,000 tonnes every year)
  • E Sreedharan, first Managing Director of Delhi Metro, is popularly called the Metro Man
  • Hauz Khas (Pink Line), 29 metres below the ground, is the deepest station
  • The crossing of Pink and Orange Lines in Dhaula Kuan is the highest point on the system, 23.6 km above the ground
  • Phase 1 completed 3 years ahead of schedule
  • Escalators at stations have a ‘saree guard’ to prevent sarees from getting stuck

FAQs

Q. How many metros run in Delhi?

A. According to DMRC, Delhi Metro operates over 2700 trips daily on 10 route lines.

Q. Which is the 2 largest metro in Delhi?

A. Blue line of the Delhi Metro is considered to be the second longest stretch at 56 km. The pink line is the longest with 59 km.

Q. Which is the 3rd largest metro in Delhi?

A. In Delhi Metro, the Violet line is the third longest operational line with a distance covering 47 km.

Q. Which is the 2nd largest metro?

A. Bangalore metro is the current second largest metro network in India with the distance covering approx 75 km after the Delhi Metro which is covering approx 391 km of distance.

Q. Is Delhi Metro in loss?

A. The DMRC’s annual report stated the loss of 431.04 crore in the year 2021-2022.

Q. Who made the metro in Delhi?

A. The Delhi Metro was built by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The DMRC is a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Q. Which is the cleanest metro in Delhi?

A. The Delhi Metro has made significant efforts to maintain cleanliness by implementing regular cleaning schedules, and waste management systems, and educating passengers about maintaining cleanliness inside the trains and stations. 

Q. Which metro line is the longest in Delhi?

A. The Pink line in Delhi metro is the longest stretch at 59 km with 38 stations.

Q. Which is the fastest metro in Delhi?

A. Airport Express Line is the fastest Metro connection in India providing seamless connectivity from the New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21 through IGI Airport Terminal – 3 and Aerocity. 

Q. Which is the shortest Delhi Metro line?

A.The shortest line in Delhi Metro is the Grey Line with a distance of 5.19 km with 4 stations.

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