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.
|Operator||Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)|
|Operation start||24 December 2002|
|Number of lines||10 Metro Lines|
|Train length||4/6/8 Coaches|
|No. of stations||230 Active Stations|
|Metro Timings||⏱Starting | Ending|
05:00 AM | 11:30 PM
Delhi Metro Fare Chart
|Distance Zones (KM)||Monday - Saturday||Sun & 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|
Note: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 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.
Top Attractions of Delhi City
|Attraction||Nearest Metro (Distance)|
|Adventure Island||Rohini West (0.9 KM)|
|Agrasen Ki Baoli||Barakhambha Road (0.4 KM)|
|Akshardham Temple||Akshardham (0.6 KM)|
|Connaught Place||Rajiv Chowk (0.2 KM)|
|Dilli Haat INA||-|
|Dilli Haat Pitampura||Pitam Pura (1.4 KM)|
|Fun N Food Village||Dwarka Sector 21 (4.0 KM)|
|Garden of Five Senses||Saket (0.8 KM)|
|Hauz Khas||Hauz Khas (1.6 KM)|
|Hauz Khas Social||Hauz Khas (1.6 KM)|
|Humayun's Tomb||Jor Bagh (3.5 KM)|
|India Gate||Central Secretariat (1.7 KM)|
|Jama Masjid||Jama Masjid (0.4 KM)|
|Jantar Mantar||Janpath (0.3 KM)|
|Lotus Temple||Kalkaji Mandir (0.3 KM)|
|National Gallery of Modern Art||Central Secretariat (2.2 KM)|
|National Rail Museum||Lok Kalyan Marg (3.2 KM)|
|National Science Center||Supreme Court (Pragati Maidan) (0.8 KM)|
|Nehru Planetarium||Lok Kalyan Marg (1.3 KM)|
|Purana Qila||Supreme Court (Pragati Maidan) (1.2 KM)|
|Qutub Minar||Qutub Minar (1.2 KM)|
|Rashtrapati Bhavan||Central Secretariat (1.2 KM)|
|Red Fort||Chandni Chowk (1.0 KM)|
|Select City Walk||Saket (1.9 KM)|
|Splash Water Park||-|