About | Journey | Routes | Blue | Yellow | Aqua | Green | Orange | Pink | Red | Gold | Red | Green | Orange | Purple | Magenta

Mumbai is a city as busy as a bee which is quite evident from the congestion in the Mumbai suburban railway network. Thus the Mumbai government decided to give an alternate mode of connectivity to this busy city- the Mumbai Metro.

2006 witnessed the laying of the foundation stone of this exemplary project. However, certain operational and policy issues led to delays in the Mumbai metro project. And the government could commission only three metro routes until now. Furthermore, of these, two routes are new and only partially operating.

About Mumbai Metro

The Mumbai Metro is a Rapid Transit system. Its primary motive is to reduce the congestion in the suburban railway network. The project consists of three phases and will start operating by October 2026.

This entire metro project will comprise fourteen metro lines and an added metrolite line. And all these lines combined will span a total of 356.972 kilometres and serve 286 stations.

The project’s total cost, excluding the already operating Line 1, is approximately ₹82,172 crores. And this investment will be funded by a mix of equity, bilateral, multilateral, and syndicated debt.

The Journey So Far

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the Mumbai metro project in June 2006. However, the work could only begin by February 2008.

Due to the various late environmental clearances, protests, and land acquisition troubles, the stakeholders could deliver the first Line (Line 1) only by June 2014. The trial run was conducted in May 2013. Two more routes, 2A and seven, are partially operating. The Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray flagged off both on 2nd April 2022. The commercial operations took off the same day at 8 PM.

Mumbai metro route map
Source: MMRDA

The Routes Of The Mumbai Metro Project

Line No.Line ColourRouteLength (km)StationsEst. Cost (cr.)StatusOpening
1BlueVersova-Andheri-Ghatkopar11.412$4,321Opened8th June 2014
2AYellowDahisar-Charkop-Andheri West18.517₹ 6,410Partially Opened2nd April 2022
2BYellowAndheri West- Mandala23.622₹ 10.99Under ConstructionTBA
3AquaColaba- Bandra- SEEPZ33.527₹ 24,430Under ConstructionTBA
4GreenWadala-Ghatkopar- Mulund-Tee Hath Naka- Kasarvadavali32.3232₹ 14,549Under ConstructionTBA
4AGreenKasarvadavali- Gaimukh2.72₹ 949Under ConstructionTBA
5OrangeThane- Bhiwandi- Kalyan24.917₹ 8,417Under ConstructionTBA
6PinkLokhandwala- Jogeshwari- Kanjurmarg14.513₹ 6,716Under ConstructionTBA
7RedDahisar (East)- Andheri (East)16.513₹ 6,208Partially Opened2nd April 2022
7ARedAndheri-CSMIA3.172TBAUnder ConstructionTBA
8GoldCSMIA T2-NMIA35 ₹ 15,000Proposed 
9RedDahisar (East)- Mira- Bhayander10.38₹ 6,518Under Construction 
10GreenGaimukh-Shivaji chowk (Mira road)9.29₹ 5,000Approved 
11GreenWadala-CSMT12.711₹ 8,739Approved 
12OrangeKalyan- Dombivali- Taloja20.717₹ 5,865Approved 
13PurpleMira- Bhayander- Virar23TBA₹ 6,900Approved 
14MagentaKanjurmarg- Badlapur45TBA₹ 13,500Approved 
Total  337202₹ 1,40,814  

1: Blue Line (Line 1)

Route: Versova- Andheri- Ghatkopar

Status: Opening

Line 1, the only fully operational metro route, was a joint venture between:

  1. Reliance Infrastructure (69%)
  2. RATP Dev Transdev Asia, France (5%)
  3. Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority (26%).

Currently, Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. operates the route.

The Blue Line connects the western suburbs to the central ones and stretches 11.4 km. The entire route is elevated and comprises 12 stations.

The 12 stations:

1Versova2DN Nagar
3Azad Nagar4Andheri
5Western Express Highway6Chakala
7Airport Road8Marol Naka
9Saki Naka10Asalpha
11Jagruti Nagar12Ghatkopar

Development of this Line began on 8th February 2008. And 2012 saw the development of a crucial bridge. Further, a successful trial was run in May 2013, and this train began running on 8th June 2014.

2: Yellow Line (Line 2A & 2B)

Route: Dahisar- Charkop- Andheri West

Status: Partially Opening

The yellow Line is a 42 km long route comprising 2A and 2B metro lines.

Line 2A

Expected Daily Ridership: 9 Lakh

This 18 km corridor runs from Dahisar to DN Nagar via Charkop and consists of 17 stations. Interestingly, the names of 15 out of 17 stations have been changed owing to the demands of citizens to name them after popular places.

The two stations whose names are still the same are- Dahisar East Metro Station and Eksar Metro Station. However, talks are on to change Dahisar metro to Shimpoli.

The stations are as follows:

1Dahisar2Anand Nagar
3Kandarpada4IC Colony
5Eksar6Borivali West
7Pahadi Eksar8Kandivali West
11Malad (West)12Lower Malad
13Pahadi Goregaon14Goregaon Metro
15Oshiwara16Lower Oshiwara
17Andheri West  

The cost of executing this entire route has been is approximately ₹6,410 crores. And DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited) is constructing this route on behalf of MMRDA. Also, the joint venture of J. Kumar Infra and CRTG is financing the project.

The metro route started partial operations on 2nd April 2022 and runs from Dahisar to Dhanukarwadi.

Line 2B

Expected Daily Ridership: 10.5 Lakh

Rolling Stock: BEML

Line 2B runs 23.643 km from DN Nagar to Mankhurd via BKC and comprises 22 stations.

The stations are as follows:

1ESIC Nagar2Prem Nagar
3Indira Nagar4Nanavati Hospital
5Khira Nagar6Saraswat Nagar
7National College8Bandra Metro
11MTNL, BKC12SG Barve Marg
13Kurla East14Eastern Express Highway
15Chembur16Diamond Garden
17Shivaji Chowk18BSNL

The cost of executing this entire project is around ₹109.7 billion. And this figure includes the land acquisition cost of ₹1,274 crores. And Simplex Infrastructure, Joint Venture of RCC-MBZ and Joint Venture of Neeraj-Guam is funding this considerable investment. This corpus also includes partial funding through multilateral debt from ADB of ₹7,498 crores.

Line 2B can be seen operating from October 2022.

3: Aqua Line (Line 3)

Route: Cuffe Parade to Aarey Colony

Status: Under Construction

Expected Daily Readership: 17 Lakh

Rolling Stock: Alstom

This metro line connecting Cuff Parade in South Mumbai to SEEPZ and Aarey in the north will run 33.50 km and cover 27 stations.

The stations are as follows:

1Cuffe Parade2Badhwar Park
3Vidhan Bhawan4Churchgate
5Hutatma Chowk6CST Station
9Grant Road10Mumbai Central
11Mahalaxmi12Science Museum
13Acharya Atrey Chowk14Worli
15Siddhivinayak Temple16Dadar
17Shitladevi Temple18Dharavi
19Income Tax Office BKC20Vidyanagri
21Santa Cruz22Mumbai Domestic Airport
23Sahar Road24Mumbai International Airport
25Marol Naka26MIDC
27SEEPZ28Aarey Colony

Twenty-six stations will run underground, while one will be at grade.

Being a longer route, the metro line is costing ₹23,136 crores. Also, since the Line passes through both the airports, the airport operator (GVK) has promised to indulge in the project with equity worth ₹777 crores. Moreover, JICA is providing 57% of the funds through multilateral debt.

The Line was to be ready by 2016 but will now be operational by Dec 2023 due to COVID-related issues.

4: Green Line (Line 4)

Route: Kasarvadavali to Wadala

Status: Under Construction

Expected Daily Readership: 13.4 Lakh

Line 4, or the Green Line, runs 32.32 km long and covers 32 stations right from Kasarvadvali in the north to Wadala in the South. It is an entirely elevated corridor.

The stations:

1Kasarvadavali2Vijay Garden
7Majiwada8Cadbury Junction
9Mahapalika Marg10RTO Thane
11Teen Hath Naka12Mulund Naka
13Mulund Fire Station14Sonapur
17Bhandup Nagarpalika18Naval Housing
19Gandhi Nagar20Surya Nagar
21Vikhroli22Godrej Company
23Shreyas Cinema24Laxmi Nagar
25Pant Nagar26Garodia Nagar
27Amar Mahal Junction28Siddharth Colony
29Suma Nagar30Anik Nagar Bus Depot
31Wadala Bus Terminus32Bhakti Park

The objective of this Green Line is to provide an alternate transport mode from Thane to Mumbai. It is going to cost around ₹14,549 crores, of which ₹3,916 crores are being funded by a multilateral loan from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

The consortium of JV of Tata Projects-CHEC and JV of Reliance-Astaldi is undertaking the construction of this route. They started construction on mid-2018, and the Line is still under construction.

5: Orange Line (Line 5)

Route: Kalyan APMC to Kapurbawdi

Status: Under Construction

Expected Daily Readership: 3 Lakh

Orange Line is yet another entirely elevated corridor that runs to a length of 24.9 km and crosses 17 stations.

The stations:

1Kalyan APMC2Kalyan Station
3Sahajanand Chowk4Durgadi Fort
5Kon Gaon6Gove Gaon MIDC
7Rajnouli Village8Temghar
9Gopal Nagar10Bhiwandi
11Dhamankar Naka12Anjur Phata
15Kasheli16Balkumbh Naka

This corridor will cost around ₹8,416 crores and is currently under construction.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the Line on 19th October 2016. A significant share of construction of Phase 1 from Thane to Bhiwandi was complete by August 2021.

Also, MMRDA is involving Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to solve the alignment issue and submit the revised DPR for the second phase from Bhiwandi to Kalyan.

6: Pink Line (Line 6)

Route: Lokhandwala to Kanjurmarg

Status: Under Construction

Expected Daily Readership: 7.2 Lakh

Line 6, or the Pink Line, is 14.47 km long and has 13 stations starting from Lokhandwala to Vikhroli Eastern Express Highway.

The Stations:

1Swami Samarth Nagar2Adarsh Nagar
3Momin Nagar4JVLR
5Shyam Nagar6Mahakali Caves
7SEEPZ Village8Saki Vihar Road
9Ram Baug10Powai Lake
11IIT Powai12Kanjurmarg West

Pink Line, like Line 4 and 5, is an entirely elevated corridor and is costing around ₹6,672 crores. CM Devendra Fadnavis approved the Pink Line project on 19th October 2016. And by April 2017, MMRDA had issued the tender for conducting an aerial mapping survey for metro alignment.

The joint venture of J Kumar Infraprojects and MBZ-EIIL is undertaking the construction of the Pink Line.

7: Red Line (Line 7)

Route: Dahisar East to Andheri East

Status: Under Construction

Expected Daily Readership: 6.7 Lakh

Rolling Stock: BEML

Line 7, or the Red Line, is 33.5 km long and consists of 29 stations. Of these 29 stations, ten are elevated and opened, four more are elevated and under construction, and two are underground and under construction.

The approved stations of Line 7 are:

1Dahisar (East)2Shrinath Nagar
3Borivali Omkareshwar4Magathane Bus Depot
5Thakur Complex6Mahindra & Mahindra
7Bandongri8Kurar Village
9Vitt Bhatti Junction10Aarey Road Junction
11V Nagar12Hub Mall
13Mahanand Bombay Exhibition14JVLR Junction
15Shankarwadi16Andheri East

Of these, Dahisar (east) to Aarey Road Junction started operating on 2nd April 2022.

The cost of the elevated section is around ₹6,208 crores, and for the underground is ₹600 crores. Asian Development Bank partially funds the corpus via a multilateral loan of ₹2,246 crores.

Also, the construction is under NCC, J. Kumar Infraprojects, and Simplex Infrastructure.

8: Gold Line (Line 8)

Route: CSMIA to Navi Mumbai International Airport

Status: Approved

Expected Daily Readership: 3 Lakh

This 32 km long metro route connects Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Navi Mumbai International Airport. The stakeholders are expecting to complete it by October 2026 on an approximate budget of approximately ₹15,000 crores.

gold line map
Source: Wikipedia

9: Red Line (Line 9)

It is an extension of Line 7 and 2A.

Route: Dahisar East to Andheri East

Status: Under Construction

Expected Daily Readership: 4.4 Lakh

Rolling Stock: BEML

This Red Line will operate between Dahisar- Mira Bhayander route and will ply a distance of 30 km. The MMRDA has approved ten stations, all of which are elevated.

The Stations:

1Dahisar East2Pandhurang Wadi
3Amar Palace4Zankar Company
5Sai Baba Nagar6Deepak Hospital
7Shahid Bhagat Singh Garden8Subhash Chandra Bose Station
9MBMC Sports Complex10Indralok

The approximate cost of Red Line is ₹3,600 crores. And however the route was starting operation in 2019, but due to unavoidable procedural delays, the route will now commence in October 2024.

10: Green Line (Line 10,11)

It is an extension of Line 4.

mumbai metro green line map
Source: Wikipedia

Line 10

Route: Gaimukh to Chhatrapati Shivaji

Status: Approved

Expected Daily Readership: 2.5 Lakh

Line 10 is a 9 km elevated corridor with an estimated construction budget of ₹3,908 crores. It can start operations on October 2026.

line 11 map
Source: Wikipedia

Line 11

Route: Wadala to CSMT

Status: Approved

Line 11 is an 11.4 km corridor that will start running from October 2026. The budget estimated for the route’s construction is ₹8,739 crores.

This Line has been proposed with ten stations, eight underground and two elevated.

11: Orange Line (Line 12)

It is an extension of Line 5.

Route: Kalyan to Taloja

Status: Approved

The objective of building this Line was to connect Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai.

And a budget of ₹5,865 crores was assigned to the project. Construction of Line 12 started in August 2020 and is expected to end by October 2024.

12: Purple Line (Line 13)

Route: Mira Road to Virar

Status: Approved

This Mumbai metro route is 23 km, and the budget is estimated to be ₹6,900 crores.

Mumbaikars can expect this route to be operational by October 2026.

13: Magenta Line (Line 14)

Route: Vikhroli to Kanjurmarg to Ambernath-Badlapur

Status: Approved

The length of the project is estimated to be 45 km and is estimated to cost ₹13,500 crores.

People of Mumbai can expect this route by October 2026.