Delhi Metro Routes

The Delhi Metro is a fast transport system serving the cities of Delhi and NCR in India which includes the cities of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh. Presently there are 230 active stations in Delhi Metro network. Let's get to know more about Delhi Metro like metro lines, when does the train start, when does the train end, what is the route map, what are the main attractions around metro stations in the city, fare list and metro news etc.

OperatorDelhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
Operation start24 December 2002
Number of lines10 Metro Lines
Train length4/6/8 Coaches
No. of stations230 Active Stations
Metro Timings⏱Starting | Ending
05:00 AM | 11:30 PM

Delhi Metro Fare Chart

Distance Zones (KM)Monday - SaturdaySun & National Holidays
0 - 2₹ 10₹ 10
2 - 5₹ 20₹ 10
5 - 12₹ 30₹ 20
12 - 21₹ 40₹ 30
21- 32₹ 50₹ 40
Above 32₹ 60₹ 50


Special provision for Smart Card users
  • 10% discount continues on every journey made by the passengers using Smart Card.
  • An additional 10% discount will also be given to the passengers using smart card who exit from Metro system during off peak hours, i.e.
    • Start of revenue services to 08:00 AM.
    • From 12 Noon to 05:00 PM.
    • From 09:00 PM to closing of revenue services.
  • The discount is applicable from Monday to Saturday only except National Holidays.
Tourist Card
  • Tourist Card for 1 day and 3 days validay will be available for Rs.200/- and Rs. 500/- respectively. This includes refundable security deposit of Rs. 50/-.

Interesting Facts about Delhi Metro

  • Delhi metro managed by and owned by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation a joint venture between Govt. of NCT and Govt of India.
  • Its first operation started in 2002 from Welcome station to Tis Hajari Station on red line.
  • Delhi metro is busiest and largest metro system in India with most number of stations.
  • Delhi metro serving its transit system not only to Delhi city but also NCR cities including Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Bahadurgarh.
  • Currently Delhi metro has 10 active metro lines and contains almost 350 km of tracks.
  • Delhi metro has various platform system including underground, elevated and ground level.
  • Delhi metro consists of radial lines, circular line and semi-circular line.
  • Delhi metro trains runs at upto 80km/h and stops at each stations for 20 sections normally.
  • Delhi metro trains have various numbers of coaches like 4, 6 or 8 coaches, have a frequency of 1-4 minutes during peak hours and 5-10 minutes during non-peak hours.
  • Hauz Khas metro station (Pink Line), 29 metres below the ground, is the deepest station while the crossing of Pink and Orange Lines in Dhaula Kuan metro station is the highest point on the system, 23.6 km above the ground.
  • Elattuvalapil Sreedharan (an Indian civil engineer and a retired IRSE officer), first Managing Director of Delhi Metro, is popularly called the Metro Man.

Latest Metro News

The state government has proposed to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) that entry of unvaccinated people to Delhi Metro services, buses, cinema halls, malls, religious places, restaurants, monuments, public parks, government offices and public places be banned from December 15.

The move makes the DMRC the fourth biggest driverless Metro railway network in the world. The Pink Line, which connects Majlis Park with Shiv Vihar, is the longest Metro corridor in New Delhi. Driverless train operations on New Delhi’s Pink Line were inaugurated by union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and the Delhi government’s transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday.

The Green Line of the Delhi Metro, which currently ends at Inderlok station, will be extended to Indraprastha station as part of Phase IV developments, offering direct access to Central, New, Old, West, and East Delhi. It will have interchange facilities at Nabi Karim for the Magenta Line, Delhi Gate for the Violet Line, and Indraprastha for the Blue Line due to the extension.

Delhi Metro FAQs:

𝒜. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) operates Delhi Metro system.

𝒜. First service of Delhi metro service begins on 24 December 2002.

𝒜. Delhi metro system has 10 Metro Lines (active/fucntional).

𝒜. Delhi metro trains have 4/6/8.

𝒜. Delhi metro timings are: 05:00 AM | 11:30 PM.

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