Everything you need to know about Mumbai Metro

Here is a detailed guide about all the Mumbai metro map, the Mumbai metro route, Mumbai metro stations and the latest developments in the Mumbai Metro construction

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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 according to Mumbai Metro map was laid. However, operational and policy delays resulted in delays to the metro routes in Mumbai project. Today, there are only three Mumbai Metro routes that have been commissioned. Of this, two are new metro lines in Mumbai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mumbai Metro lines 2A and 7 on January 19, 2023 and dedicated it to the nation. Modi took a ride of the metro from Gundivali railway station to Mogra and back. Foundation of these two lines were laid by the PM in 2015. As part of the security measures, Metro line 1 will be closed on January 19, 2023 from 5.45 pm to 7. 30 pm.

Also, to be inaugurated are Mumbai 1 mobile app that will have all Mumbai metro related information and also help in buying tickets online by payment using UPI. Mumbai Metro will also be compatible with the National Common Mobility Card, that follows the motto- One Nation One Card.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)  started trail runs for these two metro lines from October 2022. Once operations of both the phases of the Mumbai Metro lines – Line 2A and Line 7 begin completely they will carry close to 3 lakh passengers.

Line 2A Mumbai metro project is estimated to be around Rs 6,410 crore. Mumbai Metro lines 2 A and 7 will have two interchanges- one at Dahisar and also connect at DN Nagar metro station to the existing Mumbai Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar and Versova). (informations only.com)

The first phase of ‘Metro 2A’ (Dahisar to DN Nagar) and ‘Metro 7’ (Dahisar East to Andheri East) Mumbai metro routes was made operational for passengers from April 2, 2022. The new metro lines are expected to carry more than 3 lakh passengers everyday. The first phase of new metro route Mumbai Metro 2A is from Dahisar to Dahanykarwadi and first phase of new metro route Metro 7 is from Dahisar to Aarey colony.

There will be 11 trains of 6 coaches that will operate for both the Mumbai metro corridors of which 8 or 9 will be operational and the remaining will be standby. The frequency of the Mumbai metro trains will be around 10 minutes and operations will be for close to 19 hours a day – from 5 am to 11. 30 pm.

According HT, the two new metro lines in Mumbai have already received the ‘Research Design and Standard Organization’ (RDSO) certificate in January 2022 that were given in 2 phases.

Regarding the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) safety test, around 50% of the statutory inspection of the delayed Phase 1 of Mumbai metro corridors 2A and 7 between Dahanukarwadi and Aarey was completed on February 22, 2022. Started February 19, 2022, CMRS has asked for 7 days for completing the inspection, said a TOI report. The inspection includes examination of the railway assets- signalling, OHE, civil works, stations and platforms. The Mumbai Metro got the safety certificate on March 25,2022.

Mumbai Metro map

Mumbai Metro network and corridors

The Mumbai Metro route 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 Mumbai metro route Mumbai is fully operational and two Mumbai metro routes are opened in phases. Eight are under-construction and five metro routes in Mumbai have been approved. The first line began operation in June 2014, while two other new metro route Mumbai were made operational in April 2022. There are 14 metro routes in Mumbai with an extension of two more lines. Other metro routes in Mumbai under construction include Metro Line 2B (D N Nagar to Mandale), Metro Line 4 & 4A (Wadala-Kasarvadavali–Gaimukh), Metro Line 5 (Thane to Kalyan), Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli), and Metro Line 9 (Andheri to CSIA and Dahisar to Mira Bhayander).

According to MMRDA, the civil works of all these Mumbai metro routes have already begun and they are expected to be ready by 2022-2024. 

Mumbai Metro route: Line 1

Mumbai Metro Line 1 stations
DN Nagar
Azad Nagar
Western Express Highway
Airport Road
Marol Naka
Saki Naka
Jagruti Nagar

Also known as the Blue Line on the Mumbai metro map, this is an operational line connecting Versova with Ghatkopar via Andheri. The Mumbai metro route connects key areas in the western suburbs with the central suburbs, making it one of the popular transit mediums in Mumbai. This 11.4 kms long metro route Mumbai is fully elevated. (informations only.com)

Services on Mumbai Metro route line 1 plying on the Versova –Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor faced disruption due to technical snag on September 14,2022. Partial services between Airport Road and Ghatkopar metro station were restored by 8.50 pm. Reported at 8.20 pm, the technical glitch was mended at 9 pm and the services resumed fully around 9.20 pm.

Mumbai Metro stations Line 2A stationsMumbai Metro stations Line 2B 
DahisarESIC Nagar
Anand NagarPrem Nagar
KandarpadaIndira Nagar
IC ColonyNanavati Hospital
EksarKhira Nagar
Borivali  WestSaraswat Nagar
Pahadi EksarNational College
Kandivali WestBandra Metro
DhanukarwadiITO BKC
ValnaiIL&FS, BKC
Malad (West)MTNL, BKC
Lower MaladSG Barve Marg
 Pahadi GoregaonKurla East
Goregaon MetroEastern Express Highway
Lower OshiwaraDiamond Garden
Andheri WestShivaji Chowk

Mumbai Metro route: Line 2

Also known as the Yellow Line, this is a 42-km-long Mumbai metro route on the network and has two sub-sections -Mumbai Metro line 2A and Mumbai Metro line 2B.

Source: Mumbaimetrotimes

The Mumbai Metro line 2A section will be an 18-km corridor between Dahisar-Charkop-DN Nagar with 17 Mumbai metro stations. The MMRDA has renamed 15 of the 17 stations owing to citizen demands of the metro station being location specific. According to the MMRDA list, two 2 stations whose name is not changed are Dahisar East Metro station and Eksar Metro station. The new names of metro stations are mentioned in the box above. Reports suggest that there are demands of changing name of Pahadi Eksar Metro station to Shimpoli.

Mumbai Metro stations Line 3 
Cuffe Parade
Badhwar Park
Vidhan Bhawan
Hutatma Chowk
CST Station
Grant Road
Mumbai Central
Science Museum
Acharya Atrey Chowk
Siddhivinayak Temple
Shitladevi Temple
Income Tax Office BKC
Santa Cruz
Mumbai Domestic Airport
Sahar Road
Mumbai International Airport
Marol Naka
Aarey Colony

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. First phase of 2A Mumbai metro route of 9.5 km commenced operations from April 2, 2022 and has 9 stations and plies between Dahisar, Anand Nagar, Kandarpada, IC Colony, Eksar, Borivali  West,Pahadi Eksar, Kandivali West, Dhanukarwadi

To travel in Mumbai first phase of metro route 2A and 7, the minimum fare is Rs 10 and the maximum fare is Rs 50. The fare is decided on the basis of the distance in kms that the Mumbai metro route covers. The Mumbai metro trains operate between 6 am and 10 PM with fares being Rs. 10 for 0 to 3 km, Rs 20 for 3 to12 km and Rs 30 for 12 to 18km, Rs 40 for 18 to 24 km and Rs 50 for 24 to 30 km. For now ticketing is handled via QR code-based mobile and paper tickets. Smart cards and app-based season tickets will be launched later. While initially metro travellers will have to buy tickets daily, the metro pass will be issued after 2 months. (informations only.com)

Mumbai Metro route: Line 3

Also known as the Aqua Line, Mumbai Metro route 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 Mumbai metro stations and one at-grade station This Mumbai metro 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 was previously pegged at Rs 23,136 crores. Citing cost escalation, the Maharashtra cabinet on August 10, 2022 approved an additional expenditure of Rs 10,269 crore for the Mumbai Metro Line 3 project with the cost now being Rs 33,405 crore.

Metro Line 3 is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). With the new costs, JICA now will increase its contribution from Rs 13,235 crore to Rs 19,924 crore. By 2031, 17 lakh passengers are anticipated to travel by Metro Line 3 daily. “The tunnel work has been completed 98.6 per cent, while 82.6 percent work on stations, too, has been done. Acquisition of 73.14 hectares of government land and another 2.56 hectares of private land has also been completed,” said Devendra Fadnavis, deputy chief minister, Maharashtra.

Trial run of the Aqua Line or the Mumbai Metro line 3, was flagged off at Sariput Nagar in Aarey Colony by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

To provide seamless travel options to people, construction work for connecting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus’ (CSMT) old subway to Mumbai Metro Aqua Line 3 has started. MMRCL has already put barricades in front of the subway at the entry point near Canon.

Aqua Line will integrate at eight public transport locations thus enhancing connectivity. These are Mumbai CSMT  and Churchgate termini, Grant Road and Mumbai Central railway stations, Dadar MSRTC  bus depot, Mahalakshmi monorail  and Mumbai Metro Lines 1 and 2B.

Additionally, the dynamic and static testing of initial design proving train trial runs have been completed  for Mumbai Metro Line 3.

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 route: Line 4

Also known as the Green Line, Mumbai Metro Line 4 will connect Kasarvadavali in Thane to Wadala in south-central Mumbai. This Mumbai metro 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 route: Line 5

Mumbai Metro stations Line 5 
Kalyan APMC
Kalyan station
Sahajanand Chowk
Durgadi Fort
Kon Gaon
Gove Gaon MIDC
Rajnouli village
Gopal Nagar
Dhamankar Naka
Anjur Phata
Balkumbh Naka

To be built at Rs 8,417 crore, this 24.9-km-long Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 corridor, also known as the Orange Line, will be completely elevated and have 17 Mumbai metro 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.

On January 22,2023, the  placement of the last span of the 550-metre viaduct  over the Kasheli creek was completed making Orange line, Mumbai’s first Metro viaduct that will pass over a water body. 

The first one to be 15 metres over water body, Kasheli Creek bridge has 15 segments and 13 spans of which 9 are under water. Each span is 42.23 metres and were placed in over 123 days using launching girders by Mumbai-based infrastructure company ‘Afcons’.  (informations only.com)

Mumbai Metro Line 5 phase-1 connects Thane to Bhiwandi and includes the creek bridge. Phase-2 of Mumbai Metro Line 5 connects Bhiwandi to Kalyan. On the Mumbai Metro Line 5 integration front with Mumbai Metro Line 4,  70% of the work has been completed. Using a 11 km viaduct the lines will connect six metro stations namely Balkum, Kasheli, Kalher, Purna, Anjurphata and Dhamankar Naka . 

Mumbai Metro route: Line 6

Mumbai Metro Line 6 stations
Swami Samarth Nagar
Adarsh Nagar
Momin Nagar
Shyam Nagar
Mahakali Caves
SEEPZ village
Saki Vihar Road
Ram Baug
Powai Lake
IIT Powai
Kanjurmarg west

Also known as the Pink Line, this Mumbai metro 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 Mumbai metro stations.

 Mumbai Metro route: Line 7

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
Kurar VillageAndheri east

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

Construction work of phase -2 of Metro line 7 is 98% done. While phase 1 of Mumbai Metro line 7 started operations in April 2, 2022, trials for phase-2 is expected to start in October 2022 and the commercial operations are expected to start by December end 2022.

Additionally, the MMRDA will build a foot overbridge at Goregaon station on Metro Line 7 that will connect to the Goregaon western railway station.

Estimated around Rs 6,208 crore, Line 7 Mumbai metro project will be made operational by MMRDA in January 2023. (informations only.com)

Mumbai Metro route: Line 8

Known as the Gold Line, this is a proposed Mumbai metro route between the Mumbai Airport and the Navi Mumbai Airport. The approved length of this Mumbai metro route 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.

Mumbai Metro route: 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 Mumbai metro route was expected to start in 2019 but procedural delays have pushed the timeline to October 2024.

Mumbai Metro route: 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 route: Line 12

This Mumbai 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 route: Line 13

This is a proposed Mumbai metro project which will connect Mira Road with Virar. This 23-km-long Mumbai metro 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. (informations only.com)

Mumbai Metro route: Line 14

Known as the Magenta Line, this is an approved Mumbai metro route 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. This Mumbai metro route is to be completed by October 2026.

Navi Mumbai Metro

The Navi Mumbai Metro will have the smallest trains—with three cars, expandable to six coaches—in the state.  Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) 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. This line is from Belapur to Pendhar and consists of 11 stations, 11 km track, a depot for maintenance at Taloja. Navi Mumbai metro will be made operational in 2023. (informations only.com)

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