Everything you need to know about the Mumbai Metro


Here is a detailed guide about all the Mumbai metro rail lines, the routes, stations and the latest developments in the Mumbai Metro construction

With an intention to provide alternate connectivity to Mumbaikars, the plan to construct the Mumbai Metro took shape in 2006, when the foundation stone for phase-I of the metro project was laid. However, operational and policy delays resulted in delays to the project and as of June 2021, only one metro route has been commissioned. These massive delays have also resulted in massive escalation in overall expenses to Rs 82,172 crores.

 

Mumbai Metro network and corridors

The Mumbai Metro network is being implemented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) as it is being expanded beyond the Mumbai region. At present, only one metro line is operational while eight are under-construction and five routes have been approved. The first line began operation in June 2014, while two other lines are expected to become operational by July 2021. There are 14 corridors on Mumbai Metro network, plus two extension lines:

  • Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar
  • Dahisar-Charkop-Andheri
  • Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ
  • Wadala-Mulund-Kasarvadavalli
  • Kasarvadavali-Gaimukh
  • Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan
  • Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg
  • Dahisar East-Bandra East
  • Andheri-Mumbai Airport
  • Mumbai Airport- Navi Mumbai Airport
  • Dahisar East- Mira Bhayander
  • Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk
  • Wadala-CSMT
  • Kalyan-Dombivli-Taloja
  • Mira Bhayander-Virar
  • Kanjurmarg-Badlapur

See also: Everything you need to know about the Navi Mumbai Metro

 

Mumbai Metro Lines

Mumbai Metro Map

(Source: MMRDA)

 

Mumbai Metro Line 1

Also known as the Blue Line, this is an operational line connecting Versova with Ghatkopar via Andheri. The metro connects key areas in the western suburbs with the central suburbs, making it one of the popular transit mediums in Mumbai. This 11-km-long route is fully elevated.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 1 stations

Versova
DN Nagar
Azad Nagar
Andheri
Western Express Highway
Chakala
Airport Road
Makol Naka
Saki Naka
Asalpha
Jagruti Nagar
Ghatkopar

 

Mumbai Metro Line 2

Also known as the Yellow Line, this is a 42-km-long route on the network and has two sub-sections – 2A and 2B. The 2A section will be an 18-km corridor between Dahisar-Charkop-DN Nagar with 17 stations. The 2B section will link DN Nagar-BKC-Mankhurd and will be 23.5 kms long. The estimated cost for this project is around Rs 17,000 crores. The line is expected to start in 2021 as the trials are expected to happen soon.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 2A stations

Mumbai Metro Line 2B stations

DahisarESIC Nagar
Anand NagarPrem Nagar
Rushi SankulIndira Nagar
IC ColonyNanavati Hospital
EksarKhira Nagar
Don BoscoSaraswat Nagar
ShimpoliNational College
Mahavir NagarBandra Metro
Kamraj NagarITO BKC
CharkopIL&FS, BKC
Malad MetroMTNL, BKC
Kasturi ParkSG Barve Marg
Bangur NagarKurla East
Goregaon MetroEastern Express Highway
Adarsh NagarChembur
Shastri NagarDiamond Garden
DN NagarShivaji Chowk
BSNL
Mankhurd
Mandala

Metro 2A (The Yellow Line) of the Mumbai Metro is an under construction metro line in Mumbai connecting Dahisar in the northwest with Mandale in Mankhurd in the east.

Mumbai Metro Line 3

Also known as the Aqua Line, Mumbai Metro Line 3 is 33.5 km long completely underground and covers the distance between Cuffe Parade in south Mumbai and SEEPZ and Aarey in north Mumbai. It will have with 26 underground and one at-grade station This route will also pass through the Mumbai Airport which will further boost the connectivity in the region. The total cost of construction of this route is Rs 23,136 crores. This route will have an interchange with Line 1 (Marol Naka) and Line 2(BKC) and Line 6 (SEEPZ). The route is expected to start in 2021.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 3 stations

Cuffe Parade
Badhwar Park
Vidhan Bhawan
Churchgate
Hutatma Chowk
CST Station
Kalbadevi
Girgaon
Grant Road
Mumbai Central
Mahalaxmi
Science Museum
Acharya Atrey Chowk
Worli
Siddhivinayak Temple
Dadar
Shitladevi Temple
Dharavi
Income Tax Office BKC
Vidyanagri
Santa Cruz
Mumbai Domestic Airport
Sahar Road
Mumbai International Airport
Marol Naka
MIDC
SEEPZ
Aarey Colony

 

Mumbai Metro Line 4

Also known as the Green Line, Mumbai Metro Line 4 will connect Kasarvadavali in Thane to Wadala in south-central Mumbai. This route will boost connectivity between Mumbai and Thane and decongest the local train network. The expected cost of this project is Rs 15,000 crores. The expected date of completion is 2022.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 4 stations

KasarvadavaliMahapalika MargBhandup NagarpalikaPant Nagar
Vijay GardenRTO ThaneNaval HousingGarodia Nagar
DongripadaTeen Hath NakaGandhi NagarAmar Mahal Junction
Tikuji-ni-wadiMulund NakaSurya NagarSiddharth Colony
ManpadaMulund Fire StationVikhroliSuman Nagar
KapurbawdiSonapurGodrej CompanyAnik Nagar Bus Depot
MajiwadaShangrilaShreyas CinemaWadala Truck Terminus
Cadbury JunctionBhandupLaxmi NagarBhakti Park

 

Mumbai Metro Line 5

To be built at Rs 8,416 crores, this 24-km-long Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 corridor, also known as the Orange Line, will be completely elevated and have 17 stations. The Metro-5 corridor will eventually connect with the Metro-4 line of Wadala-Thane-Kasarwadavli and Metro-11 corridor between Taloja and Kalyan.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 5 stations

Kalyan APMC
Kalyan station
Sahajanand Chowk
Durgadi Fort
Kon Gaon
Gove Gaon MIDC
Rajnouli village
Temghar
Gopal Nagar
Bhiwandi
Dhamankar Naka
Anjur Phata
Purna
Kalher
Kasheli
Balkumbh Naka

 

Mumbai Metro Line 6

Also known as the Pink Line, this route will connect the western suburbs with the eastern ones and will be the second west-east metro corridor, after the already operational Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar section. The 14.5-km-long route will have 13 stations.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 6 stations

Swami Samarth Nagar
Adarsh Nagar
Momin Nagar
JVLR
Shyam Nagar
Mahakali Caves
SEEPZ village
Saki Vihar Road
Ram Baug
Powai Lake
IIT Powai
Kanjurmarg west
Vikhroli

 

Mumbai Metro Line 7

Known as the Red Line, Mumbai Metro Line-7 is a 33.5-km-long route that will connect Dahisar with Andheri and further to the Mumbai International Airport. The route will have 29 stations, of which 14 will be elevated and the remaining will be underground. Operations on the route were expected to start in 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the civil work on the line.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 7 stations

Dahisar EastVitt Bhatti Junction
Shrinath NagarAarey Road Junction
Borivali OmkareshwarV Nagar
Magathane Bus Depot (Borivali)Hub Mall
Thakur ComplexMahanand Bombay Exhibition
Mahindra & MahindraJVLR Junction
BandongriShankarwadi
Kurar VillageAndheri east

 

Mumbai Metro Line 8

Known as the Gold Line, this is a proposed metro route between the Mumbai Airport and the Navi Mumbai Airport. The approved length is 32 kms and the project will be built at an expense of Rs 15,000 crores. Around eight metro stations have been proposed on this route.

Also read: DMRC metro rail network: All you need to know

 

Mumbai Metro Line 9

The Mumbai Metro Line-9 is an extension of the Line 7 and Metro-2A (Dahisar to DN Road). This corridor will cost Rs 3,600 crores and will connect Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road or Metro-10). The route was expected to start in 2019 but procedural delays have pushed the timeline to October 2024.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 9 stations

Dahisar east
Pandhurang Wadi
Amar Palace
Zankar Company
Sai Baba Nagar
Deepak Hospital
Shahid Bhagat Singh Garden
Subhash Chandra Bose Station

 

Mumbai Metro Line 10, 11

Mumbai Metro Line 10 and 11 are extensions of Mumbai Metro Line 4, also known as the Green Line. These lines will connect Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) and Wadala to CSMT. The foundation stone was laid by PM Narendra Modi in 2017. The work has started on these lines and is expected to become operational in 2022.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 12

This metro route is planned as an extension of Mumbai Metro Line 5. It will connect Kalyan with Taloja and will boost connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 13

This is a proposed metro project which will connect Mira Road with Virar. This 23-km-long route is estimated to cost around 6,900 crores. At present, the detailed project report is being created for this route. The expected date of completion is in 2026. This will be also known as the Purple Line.

 

Mumbai Metro Line 14

Known as the Magenta Line, this is an approved metro project that will connect Vikhroli with Kanjurmarg and further to Ambernath-Badlapur. It will have an interchange with Line 6, the Pink Line. This project is also at the DPR state and will cost around Rs 13,500 crores. It is to be completed by October 2026.

Navi Mumbai’s Metro

The Navi Mumbai Metro will have the smallest trains—with three cars, expandable to six coaches—in the state. The trials for this Metro line are being conducted by Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and its partial opening may happen as early as December 2021.

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) said it has been appointed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) for running services on Line 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro project for 10 years.

CIDCO, the agency in-charge of Navi Mumbai Metro project, in February 2021 had entered into an agreement with Maha Metro for completing the balance work of Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1.

This line is from Belapur to Pendhar and consists of 11 stations, 11 km track, a depot for maintenance at Taloja and two traction substations at Panchanand and Kharghar. Work on this line is going on at full swing and is expected to be complete in 2022.

 

Mumbai Metro latest news

Red line 7 and yellow line 2A to be operational  by January 2022

October 2021: Mumbai Metro’s red line 7 and yellow line 2A are likely to be operational within the next three to four months, according to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

The Red Line, Mumbai Metro Line-7 is a 33.5-km-long route that will connect Dahisar with Andheri and further to the Mumbai International Airport. The route will have 29 stations, of which 14 will be elevated and the remaining will be underground.

Metro 2A (The Yellow Line) of the Mumbai Metro is an under construction metro line in Mumbai connecting Dahisar in the northwest with Mandale in Mankhurd in the east.

The First Phase of the line is set to open in October 2021 from Dahanukar Wadi to Dahisar East connecting to Red Line and the entire stretch is set to open by January 2022.

The corridor will be 18.5 km long and connect Dahisar West to DN Nagar. The corridor will have 16 stations – Dahisar East, Upper Dahisar, Kandarpada, Mandapeshwar, Eksar, Borivali (West), Shimpoli, Kandivali (West), Dhanukarwadi, Valnai, Malad (West), Lower Malad, Pahadi Goregaon, Goregaon (West), Oshiwara, Lower Oshiwara and D.N. Nagar (Andheri West).It will have an interchange with Line 1 at DN Nagar and Line 7 at Dahisar.

Trial runs on section of 2A from Dhanukarwadi to Dahisar East started from 31 May 2021.

Rang de Metro : Adding colour to Mumbai Metro

Majhi Metro 2021 is an initiative, a festival,  to make the metros colourful. With 20,000 sqft of walls visible to more than 4.5 lakh commuters daily, artists are welcome to submit their entries. Rang de Metro is all about the artist’s interpretation of topics that can resonate with every Mumbaikar on topics like what Mumbai means (spirit of Mumbai, Bollywood, colours of Mumbai), 75th Independence day – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, humans & environment, freedom & social change and many more. Paintings, illustrations, sculpting, installations, graphics or typography can be submitted.

Important dates

Registration opened on August 17, 2021 and closed on September 30, 2021. Submission of Artworks will be done by October 29, 2021 and exhibition and felicitation of winners by November 19, 2021. The execution of artworks across stations will be done by December 20, 2021.

 

FAQs

When was metro started in Mumbai?

The Mumbai Metro started operations in June 2014.

Are Mumbai metros working?

At present, only one route is operational - i.e., Line 1.

 

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