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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


Shaheed Sthal

Ghaziabad Junction Railway Station





Mohan Nagar


Shyam Park


Major Mohit Sharma


Raj Bagh


Shahid Nagar


Dilshad Garden




Mansarovar Park





Pink Line



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




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)



Adarsh Nagar



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



Green Park


Hauz Khas

Magenta Line

Malviya Nagar




Qutub Minar



Silver Line (Under construction)





Arjan Garh


Guru Dronacharya



Rapid Metro

MG Road




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




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


Mayur Vihar Extension


Mayur Vihar-I

Pink Line



Yamuna Bank




Supreme Court


Mandi House

Violet Line

Barakhamba Road


Rajiv Chowk

Yellow Line

Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

Magenta Line (Under construction)



Karol Bagh


Rajendra Place


Patel Nagar




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




Dwarka Mor



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



Pink Line

Anand Vihar

Pink Line, Anand Vihar Railway Station





Green Line (Line 5)

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

Station Name

Interchange/ Connections


Red Line

Ashok Park Main


Punjabi Bagh


Punjabi Bagh West

Pink Line

Shivaji Park




Paschim Vihar East


Paschim Vihar West



Magenta Line (Under construction)

Udyog Nagar


Surajmal Stadium




Nangloi Railway Station


Rajdhani Park




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




Mandi House

Blue Line



Central Secretariat

Yellow Line

Khan Market


Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium




Lajpat Nagar

Pink Line



Kailash Colony


Nehru Place


Kalkaji Mandir

Magenta Line



Harkesh Nagar Okhla


Jasola Apollo


Sarita Vihar


Mohan Estate



Silver Line (Phase 4, under construction)

Badarpur Border




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




Khajuri Khas


Sonia Vihar




Jagatpur Village


Jharoda Majra




Majlis Park

Magenta Line (Under construction)


Yellow Line,  Magenta Line (Under construction)

Shalimar Bagh


Netaji Subhash Place

Red Line



Punjabi Bagh West

Green Line

ESI – Basaidarapur


Rajouri Garden

Blue Line



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





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 Court


Krishna Nagar


East Azad Nagar



Red Line



Maujpur- Babarpur

Phase 4 (Under construction)



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



Pink Line, Yellow Line (Under construction)

Majlis Park

Pink Line Phase 4 (Under construction)



Haiderpur Badli Mor

Yellow Line

North Pitampura


Prashant Vihar



Red Line, Phase 4 (Under construction)

Madhuban Chowk


Deepali Chowk




West Enclave





Green Line, Phase 4 (Under construction)

Paschim Vihar




Krishna Park Extension


Janakpuri West

Blue Line

Dabri Mor- Janakpuri South


Dashrath Puri




Sadar Bazaar Cantonment


Terminal 1- IGI Airport

IGI Airport Terminal 1

Shankar Vihar


Vasant Vihar




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


Blue Line





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



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


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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