The City’s Modern Life Line

The metro service in Delhi is a superfast transport system carrying people around Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Delhi. Metro service covers a distance of 189.63 km (117.83 miles) through 6 different lines halting at 142 stations in which 35 stations are located under the ground. The metro comprises of a mixture of at-grade, elevated and also underground lines, all of it makes use of both standard gauge and broad gauge rolling stock. There are four types of rolling stocks involved: CAF Beasain standard gauge, Mitsubishi- ROTEM Standard gauge, Bombardier MOVIA and Mitsubishi-ROTEM Broad gauge.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) took the in-charge of construction and operation of Delhi Metro service. As on November 2010, Metro Train was operated 2,700 trips from 6.00 am to 23.00 pm at an interval of 2.30 minutes between each trains at the peak frequency on daily basis. There will only 4 coaches in these trains. But, because of the increase in number of passengers, they added 6-coach trains to the Red Line (between Dilshad Garden and Rithala), Yellow Line (between Jahangirpuri and HUDA city centre), Blue Line (between Dwarka sector-21 and Vaishali/Noida City Centre) and also Violet Line (between Central Secretariat and Badarpur). But later, coaches 8 in number were introduced to handle the increasing commuters in metro. The power is supplied in the form of 25 KV and 50 Hz alternating current via overhead catenary. As on July 2011, this service was availed by 1.8 million travelers on a daily basis and had transported 1.25 billion people right from its inauguration. United Nations had recognized the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation as the first metro rail and also rail-based system in the entire world to obtain ‘carbon credits for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions’ thereby aids in decreasing the concentration of pollution in Delhi by 630 Gg (630,000 tons) annually.

Metro Timings

One can avail metro service between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm daily.

Metro running on elevated platform from Dilshad Garden to Rithala runs for a distance of 25.1 km in 45 minutes. During peak hours, the frequency of trains is 3 minutes, whereas at the time of non-peak hours the train frequency will be upto 12 minutes.

The metro service from Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre (Gurgaon) covers 44 km in one hour 30 minutes. Here also, the frequency of train services differs from 3 minutes during peak hour’s upto 12 minutes during non-peak timings.

Metro service from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre (Line III) runs for 1 hour 30 mins covering a distance of 49 km. The same frequency timings of metro services are followed by this line.

Metro between Yamuna Bank and Anand Vihar (ISBT) covers 6.25 km in 10 minutes. The train is available between 6 minutes at the time of peak hours and 12 minutes during non-peak hours.

Metro between Inderlok and Mundka section covers a distance of 15.15 km in 30 minutes. Trains are available once in every 10 minutes.

Metro service between Central secretariat and Badarpur section covers a distance of 20.16 km in 30 minutes. During peak hours, the trains are available at a frequency of 4 minutes, whereas during non-peak hours, one can avail this service at a gap of 12 minutes.

Currently, the charges for availing the metro services range between 8 Rs (minimum) and 30 Rs (maximum).

First and Last Train Timings- All Lines

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Airport Express Metro Line

  • Services are available between 5.00 am and 23.00 pm.
  • Early morning first service starts at 4.45 am from Dwarka Sector 21.
  • Early morning first service starts at 5.00 am from New Delhi.
  • Last service from Dwarka Sector 21 is available at 22.50 pm.
  • Last service from New Delhi is available at 23.00 pm.

Metro Fares

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Fare Chart

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Metro Parking

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Facilities at Metro Stations

Feeder Bus

Feeder Bus service is available at the fare of 5 Rs between 0 and 4 km, 10 Rs between 4 and 10 km and 15 Rs for more than 10 km

The seating capacity of the feeder bus is 18 to 20 with the standing capacity of 10.

These buses are equipped with CNG engine and ensures environment friendly.

There are Control Centers to regulate vehicle movement with the help of Control Room Operators, Traffic Inspectors and Traffic Managers.

There is fan cooling facility inside every bus.

There is facility of fire extinguisher and First Aid box in all buses.

List of Stations where Feeder Bus facility is provided. Refer to the link

Bicycle on Rent

Few metro stations provide the facility of Bicycles on rent basis for travelers who are in need to travel to very short destinations from metro stations.

The bicycle fare is collected by calculating 10 Rs for every 4 hours. One should provide their photo identity to avail this facility.

Currently, this facility is available at Indraprastha, Patel Chowk, Pragati Maidan and Vishwavidyalaya.

Route Map

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