The Mumbai metro is an ambitious and massive infrastructure project of the Maharashtra Government. Once fully operational, the Mumbai metro will provide citizens with seamless, affordable, and comprehensive connectivity solutions. The Mumbai metro project is being implemented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority (MMRDA). However, the completely underground stretch of the Mumbai Metro, namely Mumbai Metro Line 3 (MML-3), is helmed by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL).
Owing to the already overburdened Mumbai local train system, the Maharashtra government started implementing the Mumbai metro project in 2006. However, due to the reasons such as delays in the land acquisition, environmental clearances, and delayed project approvals, only one line of the Mumbai metro, i.e., Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar, is operational.
Metro 2A and Metro line 7 are some metro routes nearing completion, and safety trials are on. The remaining lines of the Mumbai metro are in various stages of construction. In the article, we’ll discuss Mumbai metro routes, Mumbai metro lines, Mumbai metro stations, and corridors details.
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Types of Ticket
Mumbai Metro provides Tokens and Smart Cards to passengers.
- A token is a pre-paid ticket a passenger can purchase for a single journey. It is valid for a day, from the time of purchase to the end of operation hours of the day.
- Once you have entered the system, i.e. tapped the token in the paid area, you need to exit the same station within 20 mins or the destination station within 75 minutes.
- A smart card is an electronic card you can purchase from any Mumbai Metro station’s Customer Care counter. You need to pay a security deposit of Rs. 50 and recharge it with an additional Rs.100/200/300/500 or 1000.
- The journey cost (from one station to another) gets deducted from the card each time you tap the card on the exit gate.
The token is perfect for non-frequent travellers, and a Smart Card is the best choice for those travelling regularly.
How to Recharge Mumbai Metro Card Online?
You can quickly recharge your Mumbai Metro card on the Reliance Metro website or a digital payment App- like Google Pay, Paytm etc. Here is a step-by-step guide to recharging your Mumbai metro card:-
Reliance Mumbai Metro
To recharge your Mumbai metro card online using the website, perform the following steps:-
- Step 1: Go to Reliance Mumbai Metro website https://www.reliancemumbaimetro.com/index.
- Step 2: Click on Instacharge and enter your card number, recharge amount, name, address, email ID, and mobile number. Please enter Captcha
- Step 3: Click Confirm
- Step 4: Now, enter the amount and make the payment using a credit card, debit card or UPI ID
Now, you can use the card once payment is successfully done.
Digital Payment Application- Paytm
To recharge your Mumbai metro card using Paytm, you need to perform the following steps:-
- Step 1: Open the Paytm application on your phone
- Step 2: Click on Metro from the All Services section, then click on Mumbai Metro
- Step 3: Select Smart Card Recharge and enter the card number
- Step 4: Now, click on Proceed
- Step 5: Make the payment using a credit card, debit card or Paytm wallet balance.
Latest News on Mumbai Metro (April 2023)
Legal Hurdles Cleared For Mumbai Metro Line 2B
April 2023: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has received green signal for the Metro line 2B. This line will run between DN Nagar and Mandale. A petition was filed by the aviation authority pertaining to height restriction, however, BOmbay High Court has disposed of the Public Interest Litigation (PIL).
MMRDA authority came in collaboration with Airports Authority of India and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in reply to PIL. In a reply to PIL, it was mentioned that all the safety measures of the fliers and airport were taken and NOC was rightly issued.
MMRDA commissioner S V R Srinivas said, “Infrastructure projects like Metro lines that MMRDA undertakes are for greater public benefits and they should not be embroiled in such legal battles which lead to delay in project delivery and cost to the exchequer. We are thankful that the high court has ruled the case in our favor and quashed the PIL on merit. The MMRDA’s legal team is well equipped to handle such cases and with the results finally coming in, we can now accelerate the work.”
Mumbai Metro Yellow Line & Red Line Report 1.7 Lakh Commuters Per Day, Highest in Four Months
April 13, 2023: Yellow and Red Lines of Mumbai Metro have reported the ridership of on average more than 1.7 lakh commuters travelling in a day. The score is the highest in the last four months. These metro lines cover 20 km of Mumbai Metro stretch between Dhanukarwadi and Aarey that became operational in the month of April last year. Usually the average 30,000 to 40,000 commuters travel on these metro lines in a day.
As per Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Ltd (MMMOCL), these metro lines crossed the 2 crore mark of commuters who travelled until 07th April 2023, which is within a year of the commencement of full operations.
One of the authorised officials said that once the monsoon arrives, i.e., in about one and a half month, the expected average traffic of the Mumbai Metro Lines 2A (Yellow Line) and 7 (Red Line) will be more than 2 lakh per day.
Mumbai Metro Navi Mumbai Line 1 To be Operational from April
April 3, 2023: Mumbai Metro Navi Mumbai Line 1 will be operational April 1. The CIDCO, informed that the Navi Mumbai Metro (NMM) Rail Corridor Line No 1 will connect Belapur to Pendhar. The authority is planning four elevated routes which will strengthen the public transport system of the city. The entire corridor is stretched in 11.10 km and construction is being done at a cost of Rs 3,063.63 crore. CIDCO has appointed Maharashtra Metro Rail Company (Maha Metro) to carry out operations.
A commuter will have to pay Rs 10 for up to 3 kms distance, Rs 20 for 3-12 kms, Rs 30 for 12-18 kms, Rs 40 for 18-24 kms and Rs 50 for above 24 kms. Mumbai Metro Navi Mumbai will be extended from CBD Belapur to Navi Mumbai International Airport is 7.99-km. Soon, a DPR will be submitted.
Mumbai Metro Route Map
Most Mumbai Metro lines are under construction and developed in various phases. A broad route map of the Mumbai Metro is as follows:
Mumbai Metro Operational Metro Lines
Most of the Mumbai Metro Corridors are in different stages of construction. As of March 2022, only one line of Mumbai metro, i.e., Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar or Blue Line, is operational. Here is a detailed overview of the different corridors of Mumbai Metro.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 1: Blue Line on Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Route
As per Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority officials, the metro on Mumbai Metro Line 1 has started running at an increased speed of 80 kmph, up from 65 kmph. With more passenger capacity, the metro makes 18 additional trips per day. Status – Operational
Length- 11.4 km
Number of stations- 12
Mumbai Metro Stations Line 1
Mumbai Metro Line 1 runs through the following route and includes the following stations-
|Sr. No||Mumbai Metro Line 1 Stations|
|2||D N Nagar|
|5||Western Express Highway (WEH)|
Line 1 of Mumbai Metro from Versova to Ghatkopar was built at an estimated cost of Rs 4,300 crore. Line 1 of Mumbai Metro is fully elevated. At present, it is being operated by the Mumbai Metro One Operation Pvt Ltd.
Mumbai Metro Under Construction Metro Lines
The below-mentioned metro lines of the Mumbai metro are under construction and at various stages of development.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 2 (2A and 2B): Yellow Line From Dahisar to Mandale
Status: Under Construction
Length- 42 km
Number of stations- 37 (2A-17, 2B-20)
Mumbai Metro Stations Line 2
Mumbai Metro Line 2A and 2B run through the following route and include the following stations-
|Sr. No||Mumbai Metro Line 2A Stations||Mumbai Metro Line 2B Stations|
|1||Dahisar East||ESIC Nagar|
|2||Upper Dahisar Station (Anand Nagar)||Prem Nagar|
|3||Kandarpada (Rushi Sankul)||Indira Nagar|
|4||Mandapeshwar (IC Colony)||Nanavati Hospital|
|5||Eksar (LIC Colony)||Khira Nagar|
|6||Borivali West (Don Bosco)||Saraswat Nagar|
|7||Pahadi Eksar (Shimpoli, Shimpawali)||National College|
|8||Kandivali West (Mahavir Nagar)||Bandra Metro|
|9||Dahanukarwadi (Kamraj Nagar)||ITO Bandra Kurla Complex|
|10||Valnai (Charkop)||IL&FS, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)|
|11||Malad West||MTNL, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)|
|12||Lower Malad (Kasturi Park)||SG Barve Marg|
|13||Pahadi Goregaon (Bangur Nagar)||Kurla East|
|14||Goregaon West||Eastern Express Highway (EEH)|
|15||Oshiwara (Adarsh Nagar)||Chembur|
|16||Lower Oshiwara (Shastri Nagar)||Diamond Garden|
|17||Andheri West (D.N. Nagar)||Shivaji Chowk|
The yellow line is one of the longest lines of the Mumbai Metro network. It has been divided into two parts. Line 2A runs from Dahisar East station to D N Nagar, and line 2B runs from ESIC Nagar to Mandale locality.
While yellow line 2A has an approximate length of 18.5 km, yellow line 2B is over 23 km long. The Yellow line is being built with a total outlay of over Rs 17,000 crores in multiple phases. Interestingly, Line 2 will be an entirely elevated metro network.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Metro Line 2A on 19th January 2023. The line opened to the public on 20th January 2023. It has reduced traffic on Western Express Highway and Link Road while covering the distance between Dahisar East and DN Nagar in Andheri West which is around 18.6 km long.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 3 Route: Aqua-Line from Cuffe Parade to Aarey Colony
Status: Under Construction
Length- 33.5 km
Number of stations- 27 stations (26 underground and 1 at-grade)
Mumbai Metro Stations Line 3
Mumbai Metro Line 3 or Aqua Line will run through the Cuffe Parade in South Mumbai to the Aarey Colony in the north.
The Aqua Line will have the following stations on its network-
|Sr. No||Mumbai Metro Stations List Line 3 (Aqua Line)|
|4||Hutatma Chowk Statin|
|11||Science Museum Station|
|12||Acharya Atrey Chowk|
|18||Income Tax Office BKC|
|20||Santa Cruz Station|
|21||Mumbai Domestic Airport|
|23||Mumbai International Airport|
|27||Aarey Colony (At-grade)|
Passing through both CST station and the International Airport of Mumbai, the Aqua line will be one of the most important metro lines of Mumbai Metro, once operational.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 4: Green Line from Wadala to Kasarvadavali
Status: Under Construction
Length- 33.3 km
Number of stations- 32 stations
Mumbai Metro Stations Line 4
n addition to the above-mentioned stations on the Green Line 4 of Mumbai Metro, two more stations are being planned on the route. The planned stations are Gowniwada and Gaimukh stations. The total project cost of the Greenline 4 (including 4A) is over Rs 15,500 crore.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 5: Orange Line from Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan
Status: Under Construction
Length- 25 km
Number of stations- 17 stations
he Orange Line 5 of the Mumbai Metro will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 8,417 crore. The orange line will be a completely elevated line and will stretch over 25 km distance. Improving the connectivity, the Orange Line 5 will connect with the Metro line 4 on the Wadala-Thane route and Metro line 11 on Taloja and Kalyan.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 6: Pink Line on Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg
Status: Under Construction
Length- 14.5 km
Number of stations- 13 stations
Mumbai Metro Stations Line 6
|Sr. No||Mumbai Metro Line 6 Stations List|
|1||Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala)|
|8||Saki Vihar Road|
Mumbai Metro Line 6 or Pink Line will run between Swami Samarth Nagar to the Kanjurmarg route. A major portion of the Pink line will run along the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link road and be a fully elevated section. The entire project will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 6716 crore.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 7 & 7A: Red Line from Dahisar East to Mumbai Airport
Status: Under Construction
Length- 33.5 km
Number of stations- 16 stations
Mumbai Metro Stations Line 7
The Red line of Mumbai Metro will have the following stations-
|Mumbai Metro Stations Red Line (7 & 7A)|
|Dahisar East||Ovaripada||National Park|
|Devipada||Magathane||Mahindra and Mahindra|
|Aarey Road Junction||Mahanand (Goregaon East)||JVLR Junction|
|Shankarwadi/Mogarpada||Andheri East (Gundavali)||Airport Colony (7A)|
The total length of the Red line will be over 33.5 km. Connecting the international airport of Mumbai, the red line will prove immensely beneficial for the commuters from every part of Mumbai.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Metro Line 7 on 19th January 2023. The line opened to the public on 20th January 2023. It has reduced traffic on Western Express Highway and Link Road while covering the distance between Andheri East to Dahisar East which is around 16.5 km long.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 8: Gold Line from CSIA to NMIA (Airport Connector)
Once one of the most ambitious and futuristic metro lines is operational, the Gold line will connect the International Airport of Mumbai with that of Navi Mumbai Airport. The approximate length of this connector project is over Rs 15,000 crore. The entire route of the Gold line metro will have over 8 metro stations.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 9: Red Line from Dahisar East to Mira-Bhayander (Under Construction)
Metro Line 9 of the Mumbai metro is the extension of Line 7. The red line 9 will run from Dahisar East to Bhayander region of Mumbai.
|Mumbai Metro Red Line 9 Stations|
|Dahisar East||Pandhurang Wadi||Amar Palace||Zankar Company|
|Sai Baba Nagar||Deepak Hospital||Shaheed Bhagat Singh Garden||Subhash Chandra Bose Station|
This Mumbai metro stretch will have over 8 stations, and the entire station will be elevated. The cost of the entire red line stretch is estimated to be around Rs 6,518 crore.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 10,11 (Extension of Red Line 4)
Mumbai Metro Line 10 and 11 are the extension of Mumbai metro line 4. Popular as Red Line, the proposed Red Line 10 will connect the Gaimukh area with Shivaji Chowk on Mira Road. It will be a 9 Km stretch with 9 metro stations in total. Metro line 10 will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 crore.
Similarly, red Line 11 will connect Wadala with the CSMT area. This stretch will be 12.7 km long and house around 11 metro stations. This stretch will be developed at an approximate cost of Rs 8,739 crore.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 12: Orange Line
This Mumbai metro stretch will be developed as an extension of Mumbai Metro Line 5 (Orange Line). Line 12 will connect the city of Kalyan with Taloja. This route will ensure last-mile connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 13: Purple Line
This metro stretch will connect the Virar area with the Mira Bhayander. The stretch will be over 23 km long and built at a projected cost of Rs 6900 crore. It will be known as the Purple line metro. The number of stations is yet to be decided for the stretch.
Mumbai Metro Route – Line 14: Magenta Line
Mumbai Metro Line 14 is a proposed metro stretch connecting Kanjurmarg with the Vikhroli area of Mumbai. It will extend to the Ambernath -Badlapur region and connect Mumbai with the regions beyond Thane. The stretch will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 13,500 crore.
Navi Mumbai Metro
As part of the rapid transit system for the Navi Mumbai area, the Navi Mumbai metro project is being implemented and helmed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). The 23 km stretch of Navi Mumbai metro will comprise 20 metro stations. The entire project will be built at Rs. 4,163 crores.
|Delhi Metro||Kolkata Metro||Jaipur Metro|
|Bangalore Metro||Green Line Delhi Metro Route||Hyderabad Metro|
|Mumbai Metro||Chennai Metro||Nagpur Metro|
Is metro available in Mumbai?
Yes, one metro line is operational in Mumbai and others are under construction.
Is Mumbai metro Public or private?
The Mumbai metro project is being implemented in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Is the Mumbai metro underground?
Mumbai metro is both underground and elevated.
How many stations does Mumbai Metro Line 3 have?
There are 27 stations in Mumbai metro line 3.
Is Mumbai Metro fully operational?
No, Mumbai metro is not fully operational. Majority of metro stretches are under construction.
When did Mumbai Metro begin operations
Mumbai Metro began operations on 8th June, 2014.