A rapid transit system serving Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida in the National
Capital Region of India.
Network consists of six lines.
140 stations of which 35 are underground.
The power output is supplied by 25 kv,50 Hertz alternating current through
The trains have six coaches after CWG.
Has a carrying capacity as high as 60,000 – 80,000 phpdt (peak hour peak
The metro has an average daily ridership of millions of commuters .
• Requires 1/5th energy per passenger km. compared to road – based
• Causes no air pollution in the city and lesser noise levels.
• Occupies no road space if underground and only about 2 metre width
of the road, along central median, if elevated.
• Is more reliable, comfortable and safer than road based system.
• Reduces journey time by anything between 50% and 75% depending
on road conditions
Line Stations Length
Red Line 21 25.15 Dilshad Garden - Rithala
Yellow Line 34 44.65 Jahangir Puri - Huda city centre
Noida city centre/Vaishali
- Dwarka Sec21
Green Line 5 18.46 Inderlok / Kirti Nagar - Mundka
Violet Line 15 20.04 Central Secretariat - Badarpur
Airport Express 6 22.70 New Delhi - Dwarka
The network comprising six lines with 140 metro stations.
The Red Line was the first line of the Metro to be opened and
connects Rithala in the west to Dilshad Garden in the east, covering a
distance of 25 kilometres .
Is partly elevated and partly at grade, and crosses the Yamuna
River between Kashmere Gate and Shastri Park stations.
Interchanges are available with yellow line at Kashmiri gate with green
line at Inderlok and with the Indian Railways network at Shahdara.
The Yellow Line was the second line of the Metro and was the first
underground line to be opened.
It runs for 45 kilometres from north to south and connects
connects Jahangirpuri with HUDA City Centre.
This line also possesses the country's deepest Metro station at Chawri
Bazaar, situated 30 metres (98 ft) below ground level.
Interchanges are available with the Red Line at Kashmere Gate
, Blue Line at Rajiv chowk and with the Indian Railways network at
New Delhi railway stations .
The Blue Line was the third line of the Metro to be opened, and the
first to connect areas outside Delhi.
Partly overhead and partly underground, it connects Dwarka in the
west with Noida and Vaishali in the east, covering a distance of
Interchanges are available with the Yellow Line at Rajiv Chowk ,with
Green Line at Kirti Nagar and with the Indian Railways network at
the Anand Vihar Railway Terminal .
Opened in 2010.
The fully elevated line connects Mundka with Inderlok / Kirti Nagar,
running for 15 kilometres .
Interchange are available with Red line at Inderlok and with Blue Line
at Kirti Nagar.
The Violet Line is the most recent line of the Metro to be opened.
The 20 km long line connects Badarpur to Central Secretariat, with 9 km
(5.6 mi) being overhead and the rest underground.
Completed in just 41 months, it connects several hospitals, tourist
attractions and a major industrial estate along its route.
Interchange is available with Yellow Line at Central Secretariat.
The Airport Express line runs for 22.7 km (14.1 mi) from New Delhi
Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21, linking the Indira Gandhi
The line is operated, by the Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt. Limited
(DAMPEL), a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure, the concessionaire of
Delhi Metro commuters have three choices for ticket purchase.:
Tokens - are valid only for a single journey on the day of purchase and the
value depends on the distance travelled, with fares for a single journey
ranging from Rs. 8 to Rs. 30 .
Travel cards - available for longer durations and are most convenient for
frequent commuters. They are valid for one year from the date of purchase
or the date of last recharge, and are available in denominations of Rs.50
Common Travel cards -A common ticketing facility for commuters travelling
on Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and the Metro was introduced
On July 13, 2009, a crane that was removing the debris
collapsed, and with a bowling pin effect collapsed two other nearby
cranes, injuring six.
On July 22, 2009 a steel beam fell on a worker at the under-
construction Ashok Park Metro station, killing him.
Over a hundred people, including 93 workers, have died since work
on the metro began in 1998.
Irrespective of all this …
Delhi Metro is a boon to Delhi and
has greatly impacted the lives of
people living there by giving them
good service and saving their time!!!!!