Current Active Indian Metro Rails
There are 12 Operational Rapid Transit (also known as "Metro") systems in 12 cities. For example, the Delhi Metro itself is connected to some other nearby cities in the National Capital Region.
|Metro City||Metro Name|
|Delhi||Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)|
|Gurgaon||Rapid Metro Gurgaon (RMG)|
|Jaipur||Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (JMRC)|
|Mumbai||Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC)|
|Hyderabad||Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR)|
|Chennai||Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL)|
|Kochi||Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL)|
|Kolkata||Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (KMRC)|
|Lucknow||Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC)|
|Noida||Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRC)|
|Nagpur||Nagpur Metro Rail (NMR)|
Metro Rails Under Different Stages
Besides, as many as 15 other cities in India have over 500 km of metro lines under different stages of implementation. These include:
|Metro City||Metro Name|
|Ahmedabad||Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited|
|Pune||Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority|
|Indore||Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Bhopal||Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Varanasi||Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Kozhikode||Kerala Rapid Transit Corporation Ltd|
|Vijayawada||Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC)|
|Meerut||Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Visakhapatnam||Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC)|
|Kanpur||Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation|
|Agra||Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Coimbatore||Chennai Metro Rail Limited|
|Patna||Delhi Metro Rail Corporation|
|Navi Mumbai||City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO)|
|Guwahati||Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority|
Metro Rail Networks in India
As of August 2019, India has 659.41 kilometers (409.74 mi) of operational metro lines and 502 stations. Further 500+ km long lines are under construction. The metro rail lines in India are mainly made up of standard gauges. Projects like Kolkata Metro and Delhi Metro used broad gauge for their initial lines but all new projects in India are on standard gauge as the rolling stock is of standard gauge. Apart from Kolkata Metro (which forms its own area of Indian Railways), these fast transit metro lines are operated not by Indian Railways but by individual local authorities. Apart from their metro systems, the cities of Chennai and Hyderabad have large scale transit systems operated by Indian Railways, known as Chennai MRTS and Hyderabad MMTS respectively.
Kolkata Metro: First Metro in India
First metro in India. It is first in India to have the third rail for power supply and the first to use fully metro coaches made in India by ICF & BEML.
Delhi Metro: Largest Metro System in India
India's largest rapid transit/metro system. Having constructed a massive network of about 389 Km with 285 stations (including NOIDA-Greater NOIDA Corridor and Rapid Metro, Gurugram).
Rapid Metro Gurgaon: Fully Privately Financed
India's first fully privately financed metro. Currently undertaken by Delhi Metro.
Noida Metro: Operated under Delhi Metro
Currently undertaken by Delhi Metro, contracted for one year to operate.
Namma Metro: First metro in southern India
First metro in southern India, the first to have the third rail for power supply in southern India, and the first to introduce Wi-Fi onboard trains.
Mumbai Metro: India's first PPP Metro
India's first public private partnership (PPP) metro system with Reliance group. 14 lines and line extensions are at different stages of execution.
Jaipur Metro: Double Storey Elevated
Double-story elevated road and Metro track project for the first time in the country.
Chennai Metro - Connects Two lines through loop line
First metro rail in the country to connect two lines (blue & green) through loop line to run direct service from the airport to central even though had interchange station at Alandur. First metro in India for underground stations with sliding doors.
Kochi Metro: India's first CBTC metro system
First Indian metro to go live with CBTC (communication-based train control ) signalling.
Lucknow Metro: Fastest built and commissioned metro system in the world
The fastest built and commissioned metro system in the world. Construction of the line begun on 27 September 2014 with the 8.5 km and began its commercial operation on 5 September 2017, making it the fastest built metro rail system in the country.
Hyderabad Metro: India's First Driver less metro
India's first metro to have CBTC and integrated telecommunications and supervision systems, i.e. driver less metro.