Metro Rail Project at Glance in India

Are you looking for Metro Rail Projects updates in India? You can find everything regarding all operational/under construction/ approved/ planned metro projects here.

Different cities in India have a functional metro rail network of over 860 kilometres, under various stages of consideration. More than 1000 km of metro rail projects in 15+ cities are presently under various stages of implementation, while more than 860 km of metro lines are already operational in India.

Several new cities are now aspiring to have metro rail systems. Currently, 10 Indian cities have functional metro rail networks. These cities are Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kochi and Lucknow.

The first metro service in India started in Kolkata in 1984. Apart from that, there are other cities where the metro rail is under commercial operations or in the last leg of construction:

  1. Nagpur
  2. Ahemadabad
  3. Noida,
  4. Navi Mumbai,
  5. Pune

These cities may have the metro rail system shortly:

  1. Kanpur (Likely by December 2024)
  2. Visakhapatanam (DPR being Prepared)
  3. Surat (By 2027)
  4. Guwahati (CMP & AAR being Prepared)
  5. Patna (By August 2024)
  6. Agra (By February, 2024)
  7. Coimbatore (Detailed Feasibility Report Submitted)
  8. Thiruvananthapuram (Revised DPR approved by the Kerela Government)
  9. Indore Metro (By 2024)
  10. Varanasi Metro ( Route plan Submitted to the UP Govt).

Key Project information

• Operational Routes: 862.16 km
• Under Construction Routes: 663.12 km
• Approved Routes: 244.77 km
• Proposed Routes: 1083.28 km
• Oldest (First) Metro Rail System: Kolkata Metro
• Newest Metro Rail System: Pune Metro
• Largest Metro System: Delhi Metro (347 km)
• Smallest Metro System: Kanpur Metro (8.73 km)
• Busiest (Highest Ridership) Metro System: Delhi Metro

Operational Metro Projects

Sr. No.Metro SystemOperational NetworkUnder Construction New RoutesApproved New RoutesProposed New RoutesOperator
1.Agra Metro (Uttar Pradesh)0 km11.90 km17.500 kmUPMRCL
2.Ahmedabad Metro (Gujrat)37.9 km29.65 km0 km5 kmGMRC
3.Bengaluru Metro (Karnataka)72.17 km97.84 km0 km105.55 kmBMRCL
4.Bhopal Metro (Madhya Pradesh)0 km6.22 km21.65 km77.13 kmMPMRCL
5.Chennai Metro, Tamil Nadu54.1 km116.1 km0 km15.30 kmCMRL
6.Delhi Metro, Delhi-NCR351.28 km65.1 km0 km57.3 kmDMRC
7.Gurgaon Rapid Metro, Haryana12.1 km0 km0 km200 kmRMRG (now DMRC)
8.Hyderabad Metro, Telangana67 km0 km0 km63 kmHMRL
9.Indore Metro, Madhya Pradesh0 km16.23 km15.31 km57.18MPMRCL
10.Jaipur Metro, Rajasthan11.98 km0 km0 km27.71 kmJMRC
11.Kanpur Metro, Uttar Pradesh8.73 km22.58 km0 km8.6 kmUPMRCL
12.Kochi Metro, Kerala26.8 km1.1 km12.36 km0 kmKMRL
13.Kolkata Metro, West Bengal47.85 km47.72 km28.2 km15.7 kmMetro Railway & KMRC
14.Lucknow Metro, Uttar Pradesh22.90 km0 km0 km85 kmUPMRCL
15.Meerut Metro, Uttar Pradesh0 km20 km0 km15 kmNCRTC, UPMRC
16.Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra46.50 km133.9 km21.29 km136.40 kmMMOPL, MMRC & MMMOCL
17.Nagpur Metro, Maharashtra38.22 km0 km48.30 km0 kmMaha-Metro
18.Navi Mumbai Metro, Maharashtra11.10 km0 km0 km95.30 kmCIDCO
19.Noida Metro, Uttar Pradesh29.70 km0 km14.95 km70 kmNMRC
20.Patna Metro, Bihar0 km22.1 km8.8 km0 kmPMRC
21.Pune Metro, Maharashtra23.83 km30.753 km4.41 km49.11 kmMaha-Metro & Pune IT City Metro Rail Ltd.
22.Surat Metro, Gujarat0 km41.93 km0 km0 kmGMRC

Operational Tram Projects

Project NameStateNetworkStationsRoutesStart SinceProject CostProject Detail
Kolkata TramWest Bengal38.0 kmNA251902NAMore detail

Approved Metro, Metrolite & Metro Neo Projects in India

Approved Metro, Metrolite & Metro Neo Projects in India

Sr. No.Metro SystemNetwork LengthApproval DateTotal CostOperator
1Bhubaneswar Metro, Odisha26 kmNovember 2023Rs. 5926.38 croreBMRCL
2Gorakhpur Metrolite Uttar Pradesh27.41 kmOctober 2020Rs. 4,672 croreUPMRC
3Kozhikode Metrolite, Kerala13.13 kmFebruary 2021Rs. 4,673 croreKRTL
4Nashik Metro Neo, Maharashtra32 kmAugust 2019Rs. 2100 croreMaha-Metro
5Trivandrum Metro, Kerala21.82 kmFebruary 2021Rs. 2,773 croreKRTL

Proposed Metro / Metrolite / Metro Neo Projects in India

Sr. No.Metro SystemProposed Network Length
1.Aurangabad Metrolite, MaharashtraTBD
2.Bangalore Metrolite, Karnataka60 km
3.Bhavnagar Metrolite / Metro Neo, GujaratTBD
4.Chennai Metrolite, Tamil Nadu15.50 km
5.Coimbatore Metro, Tamil Nadu136 km
6.Delhi Metrolite, Delhi40.88 km
7.Guwahati Metro, Assam61.40 km
8.Jamnagar Metrolite / MetroNeo, GujaratTBD
9.Jammu Metro, J&K UT43.50 km
10.Madurai Metro, Tamil Nadu31 km
11.Mathura Metrolite, Uttar Pradesh12 km
12.Prayagraj Metro, Uttar Pradesh42 km
13.Raipur Metro, ChhattisgarhTBD
14.Rajkot Metrolite / Metro Neo, GujaratTBD
15.Srinagar Metro, J&K UT25 km
16.Uttarakhand Metro, Uttarakhand58 km
17.Vadodara Metrolite / Metro Neo, GujaratTBD
18.Varanasi Metro, Uttar Pradesh29.235 km
19.Vijayawada Metro, Andhra Pradesh66.2 km
20.Visakhapatnam Metro, Andhra Pradesh79.91 km
21.Warangal Metro Neo, Telangana17 km

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Last updated on 8th Jan, 2024.