Metro Rail

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metro-railMetro rail lines in India are composed of both standard gauge and broad gauge. Projects like the Delhi Metro used broad gauge for their earliest lines but most new projects in India are on standard gauge as rolling stock imported from Europe is on Standard Gauge. One exception is the Ahmedabad Metro, which will use Broad gauge, as there is more space available inside the coach. In the long term, using Broad gauge may also allow for freight movement of containers from the Indian Railway network on the Metro train network and increased capacity within the train cars. Although Metro supposed to be mass rapid transit system, Indian metro trains are slower than their counterparts in other parts of the world, as they are mostly over ground and have sharp curves. For example, Bangalore metro has a maximum speed of 40.5 km/h on curves with average speed of 30 km/h and Hyderabad Metro will have average speed of 25 km/h.

CitySystemStart of operationsSystem LengthNo of LinesVoltageNotes
IOPUCIOPUC
KolkataKolkata Metro24/Oct/198428.4 km90 km1145750VDC 3rd RailFirst mass rapid transit system in India and the 17th zone of the Indian Railways.
ChennaiChennai MRTS01/Nov/199519.34 km125kV ACIt is planned for the MRTS to be taken over by the Chennai Metro Rail Limited once the Chennai Metro becomes operational.
DelhiDelhi Metro24/Dec/2002192.7 km6225kV ACIndia’s first modern rapid transit system.
BangaloreNamma Metro20/Oct/201116.6 km114.3942.3 km22750VDC 3rd Rail Bottom ContactFirst metro in India to introduce Wi-Fi onboard trains.
GurgaonRapid Metro Rail Gurgaon14/Nov/20135.1 km11N/AIndia’s first fully privately financed metro, and the first metro system in the country to auction naming rights for its stations.
MumbaiMumbai Metro08/Jun/201411.40 km105.5 km1325kV ACThe largest number of underground stations (86 spanning 3 planned lines) in any metro system in India.
JaipurJaipur MetroMar/201532.5 km21N/A
ChennaiChennai MetroMar/201545.1 km225kV AC
HyderabadHyderabad MetroMar/201571.6 km3N/A
Navi MumbaiNavi Mumbai Metro2016106.4 km41N/A
KochiKochi Metro201625.6 km1N/AKochi is the first Tier-II city in India to be granted a metro under the Central Government’s plan to allow cities having population more than 20 lakhs to have a metro rail system.
LucknowLucknow Metro201736 kmN/A
Ahmedabad & GandhinagarMetro Link Express Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA)201883 km5N/A
NagpurNagpur Metro201838.2 km2N/AConstruction will start in 2015.
BhopalBhopal Metro325kV AC
BhubaneswarCuttackBhubaneswar Metro30 kmN/A
ChandigarhChandigarh Metro201837.5 km7N/A
IndoreIndore Metro202030 km325kV AC
KanpurKanpur Metro201884 km8N/A
NasikGreater Nasik MetroN/AProposed Metro line which will connect IgatpuriDeolaliNasik RoadNasik Central and Ojhar Airport
PatnaPatna Metro201660 km2N/A
PunePune Metro201882 km4N/A
SuratSurat Metro20183N/A
SrinagarSrinagar Metro2N/A
VijayawadaVijayawada Metro201826 km2
VisakhapatnamVizag Metro201830 km
MumbaiWestern railway elevated corridor202063.27 km1N/A
GuwahatiGuwahati Metro44.2 km2N/A
National Capital RegionNational Capital Region Metro2021381 km325kV AC
LudhianaLudhiana Metro2017–18225kVACInstead of Ludhiana Metro Government of Punjab, India proposed BRTS, so Ludhiana will have ultra-modern and economical Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS)  in place of Ludhiana Metro Rail projects.
VaranasiVaranasi MetroAkhilesh YadavChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh proposed a rapid transit system in Agra, Meerut & Varanasi, constituency of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
AgraAgra MetroAkhilesh YadavChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh proposed a rapid transit system in Agra, Meerut and Varanasi, constituency of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
MeerutMeerut MetroAkhilesh YadavChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh proposed a rapid transit system in Agra, Meerut and Varanasi, constituency of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
  1. In operation Number of lines currently operating. Line is considered to be operating if services are running on at least one section.
  2. Planned Lines that are planned to be built but construction have not yet started
  3. Under construction Number of lines currently under construction. Does not include lines that are “In operation”.
  4. N/A = information Not Available.