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.

City System Start of operations System Length No of Lines Voltage Notes
IO P UC IO P UC
Kolkata Kolkata Metro 24/Oct/1984 28.4 km 90 km 1 14 5 750VDC 3rd Rail First mass rapid transit system in India and the 17th zone of the Indian Railways.
Chennai Chennai MRTS 01/Nov/1995 19.34 km 1 25kV AC It is planned for the MRTS to be taken over by the Chennai Metro Rail Limited once the Chennai Metro becomes operational.
Delhi Delhi Metro 24/Dec/2002 192.7 km 6 2 25kV AC India’s first modern rapid transit system.
Bangalore Namma Metro 20/Oct/2011 16.6 km 114.39 42.3 km 2 2 750VDC 3rd Rail Bottom Contact First metro in India to introduce Wi-Fi onboard trains.
Gurgaon Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon 14/Nov/2013 5.1 km 1 1 N/A India’s first fully privately financed metro, and the first metro system in the country to auction naming rights for its stations.
Mumbai Mumbai Metro 08/Jun/2014 11.40 km 105.5 km 1 3 25kV AC The largest number of underground stations (86 spanning 3 planned lines) in any metro system in India.
Jaipur Jaipur Metro Mar/2015 32.5 km 2 1 N/A
Chennai Chennai Metro Mar/2015 45.1 km 2 25kV AC
Hyderabad Hyderabad Metro Mar/2015 71.6 km 3 N/A
Navi Mumbai Navi Mumbai Metro 2016 106.4 km 4 1 N/A
Kochi Kochi Metro 2016 25.6 km 1 N/A Kochi 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.
Lucknow Lucknow Metro 2017 36 km N/A
Ahmedabad & Gandhinagar Metro Link Express Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) 2018 83 km 5 N/A
Nagpur Nagpur Metro 2018 38.2 km 2 N/A Construction will start in 2015.
Bhopal Bhopal Metro 3 25kV AC
BhubaneswarCuttack Bhubaneswar Metro 30 km N/A
Chandigarh Chandigarh Metro 2018 37.5 km 7 N/A
Indore Indore Metro 2020 30 km 3 25kV AC
Kanpur Kanpur Metro 2018 84 km 8 N/A
Nasik Greater Nasik Metro N/A Proposed Metro line which will connect IgatpuriDeolaliNasik RoadNasik Central and Ojhar Airport
Patna Patna Metro 2016 60 km 2 N/A
Pune Pune Metro 2018 82 km 4 N/A
Surat Surat Metro 2018 3 N/A
Srinagar Srinagar Metro 2 N/A
Vijayawada Vijayawada Metro 2018 26 km 2
Visakhapatnam Vizag Metro 2018 30 km
Mumbai Western railway elevated corridor 2020 63.27 km 1 N/A
Guwahati Guwahati Metro 44.2 km 2 N/A
National Capital Region National Capital Region Metro 2021 381 km 3 25kV AC
Ludhiana Ludhiana Metro 2017–18 2 25kVAC Instead 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.
Varanasi Varanasi Metro Akhilesh YadavChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh proposed a rapid transit system in Agra, Meerut & Varanasi, constituency of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
Agra Agra Metro Akhilesh YadavChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh proposed a rapid transit system in Agra, Meerut and Varanasi, constituency of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
Meerut Meerut Metro Akhilesh 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.