Delhi Metro Route Map Timings, Lines, Facts & Stations (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 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 LineLength (Km)Stations – Starting Point – End Point
Red34.629 – Shaheed Sthal – Rithala
Yellow49.337 – Samaypur Badli – HUDA City Centre
Blue56.650 – Dwarka Sector 21Noida – Electronic City
Blue8.78 – Yamuna Bank – Vaishali
Green26.321 – Inderlok – Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh
3.32 – Ashok Park Main – Kirti Nagar
Violet46.634 – Kashmere Gate – Raja Nahar Singh (Faridabad)
Orange (Airport Express)207 – ECC Centre – Dwarka Sector 25– New Delhi Railway Station
Pink*57.538 – Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar
Magenta37.425 – Botanical Garden – Janakpuri West
Grey5.194 – Dwarka – Dhansa Bus Stand

Apart from these 10 lines, Delhi Metro also operatesRapid Metro Gurgaon. The line, running fromSector 55 to Phase 3, is11.7km long and has11 stations.

Red Line (Line 1)

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

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.

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 by the Delhi Metro Pink Line.

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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