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Phase 3 Introduction:

Delhi Metro currently has 190 km of operational network and is being built in a phase-wise manner with Phase-I ending in 2005-06, Phase-II ending in 2010-11, Phase-III ending in 2015-16, Phase-IV ending in 2020-21, and possibly one or more phases after this.

Phase-I consisted of 65 km of lines
Phase-II consisted of 125 km of lines.
Phase-III is proposed to add 147 km more to the network.

The sections proposed to be built under Phase-III are:

(A) Extension of existing lines

1. Yellow Line extn (Jahangirpuri - Badli) = 4.5 km (within Delhi)

2. Blue Line branch (Dwarka Mor - Najafgarh)= 5 km (within Delhi)

3. Violet Line extn (Central Secretariat - Kashmere Gate) = 9.4 km (within Delhi)

4. Violet Line extn (Badarpur - Faridabad) = 13.9 km (in Faridabad)

5. Airport line extn (Dwarka Sec 21 - HUDA City Centre) = 14 km (4 km in Delhi, rest in Gurgaon)

6. Red Line extn (Dilshad Garden - Mohan Nagar) = 7.5 km (in Ghaziabad)

(B) New lines

1. Ring Road Line / Line 7 (Mukundpur - Yamuna Vihar) = 55.7 km (within Delhi)

2. Outer Ring Road Line / Line 8 (Janakpuri West - Kalindi Kunj - Botanical Garden)= 37.3 km (within Delhi, except 2 stations in Noida)


Apart from these lines, Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (5 km) is under construction.

Noida authority has also proposed a metro network of 86 km in Noida and Greater Noida (including the 3.76 km Kalindi Kunj - Botanical Garden section of ORR line).


Snapshot of network length after Phase-III





Maps

1. Operational network of Delhi Metro (Phase-I and II)

View this map live in Google maps here




2. How Delhi Metro has been built in phase-wise manner

Phase-I (Red) completed in 2005-06 (65 km)
Phase-II (Green) completed in 2010-11 (125 km)
Phase-III (Blue) to completed by 2015-16 (147 km)
Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (Black) to be completed by 2013 (5 km)

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3. How Delhi Metro will look after Phase-III - lighter shaded lines still have to be approved

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4. How Delhi Metro will look after Phase-III (unicolour)

Since some of the line colours such as yellow and orange are difficult to view in Google maps, another map has been created in only one colour to easily visualize the expanse of network.

View this map live in Google maps here




Delhi Metro Project Background

The first train rolled down the tracks of Line 1 in 2002. In 2006 when the first phase of construction ended, the Delhi metro consisted of 3 lines, 59 stations totaling 65 kms.

The Delhi Metro was expanded at a war footing pace in all directions during Phase II of the project. After construction on Phase II ended in September 2010, it was able to boast of being the fastest metro system constructed in terms of kms/year added.

It took the DMRC 8 years to complete 65 kms of the Phase I works. For Phase II of the project, it doubled that number while halving the time of completion. It added around 125 kms of track in just around 4 years. The 2nd phase included three new lines, an airport express line and extensions of the lines that were built in Phase I. So by the end of 2010, the Delhi metro system consisted of 7 lines, 142 stations and 190 kms of track.


Delhi Metro Timeline

Phase I

25 Dec 2002: Red Line - Shahdara - Tis-Hazari, 8.3 kms
03 Oct 2003: Red Line - Tis Hazari - Inder Lok, 4.1 kms
31 Mar 2004: Red Line - Inder Lok - Rithala, 8.9 kms
19 Dec 2004: Yellow Line - Vishwa Vidyalaya - Kashmere Gate, 4 kms
03 July 2005: Yellow Line - Kashmere Gate - Central Secretariat, 7 kms
31 Dec 2005: Blue Line - Dwarka - Barakhamba, 22.9 kms
01 Apr 2006: Blue Line - Dwarka - Dwarka Sector 9, 6.5 kms
11 Nov 2006: Blue Line - Barakhamba - Indraprastha, 4.0 kms

Phase II

04 Jun 2008: Red Line - Shahdara - Dilshad Garden, 3.1 kms
04 Feb 2009: Yellow Line - Vishwa Vidyalaya - Jahangirpuri, 6.4 kms
10 May 2009: Blue Line - Indraprastha - Yamuna Bank, 2.1 kms
13 Nov 2009: Blue Line - Yamuna Bank - Noida City Centre , 13.1 kms
08 Jan 2010: Blue Line - Yamuna Bank - Anand Vihar, 6.3 kms
03 Apr 2010: Green Line - Inderlok - Mundka, 15.1 kms
21 Jun 2010: Yellow Line - Qutab Minar - Huda City Centre, 14.5 kms
03 Sep 2010: Yellow Line - Central Secretariat - Qutub Minar, 12.5 kms
03 Oct 2010: Violet Line - Central Secretariat - Sarita Vihar, 15 kms
30 Oct 2010: Blue Line - Dwarka Sector 9 - Dwarka Sector 21, 2.8 kms
14 Jan 2011: Violet Line - Sarita Vihar - Badarpur, 5.1 kms
23 Feb 2011: Airport Express Line - New Delhi RS - Dwarka Sec 21, 22.5 kms
14 July 2011: Blue Line - Anand Vihar - Vaishali, 2.6 kms
27 Aug 2011: Green Line - Kirti Nagar - Ashok Park Main, 3.3 kms



Detailed Line Information - prepared by Abhishek​




Network Route Maps - Courtesy Abhishek​

Operational Network
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Phase III
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Phase I+II+III - courtesy Varunshiv - click to view large


Phase IV
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Rolling Stock

1. Line 1,2,3,4 - Mitsubishi-Rotem-MELCO-BEML (Broad Gauge)


2. Line 1,2,3,4 - Bombardier (Broad Gauge)


3. Line 5,6 Mitsubishi-Rotem-BEML (Standard Gauge)


4. Airport Express Line - CAF (Standard Gauge)


5. Line 7,8 - BEML-Hyundai Rotem (Standard Gauge)
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Luckystreak.............thats one incredible image. :cheers:


A NEW INNINGS: The first Delhi Metro train from Barakhamba on its way to Karol Bagh on Friday. — PHOTO: V.V. KRISHNAN
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Yeah the overhead Metro bridge with the TV tower in North West delhi looks amazing!
Bryan Adams had his show over here.
This is the place where the metro does a 90 degree turn crossing the almost Signal free Ring Road.

Here is a pic showing the metro,ring road and the TV tower,i made using the obvious google earth which is technically 3 years behind than the current time.



Here is another view[facing east right now] showing the 90 degree turn. and the metro going down is west bound towards Rohini.
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I feel if Delhi gets a line on the ring road,be it elevated ot underground then,thats it for the remaining traffic woes and there would be literally no use of using the so many buses that ply on the ring road and plus it will also cut travel time significantly.

I wish they have one on the ring road.
here's a map showing the ring road in <<blood>> red color with the outer ring road in blue color.
The key shows the outer ring road is the road in red which is not true.


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Brilliant pics! The Metro is earning a lot of excellent pictures from those who have now caught the infraphoto bug! I love the ones through Dwarka - showing the new subcity coming up with the moden metro passing through it.

Here's a few from my own gallery. They're a year and four months old though (fotopic doesn't permit direct linking apparently); I had gone on the Vishwa Vidyalaya-Kashmere Gate (Line 2) stretch soon after it opened:
Ring road main grade level and off ramp under elevated metro
Near the (then) newly opened Vishwa V'laya-Kashmere Gate line
Metro passes over road level on Line 2
Station external view
Turnstiles past tickte counter
Expansive station insides
Clean well lit interiors
Inside the Metro
Kashmere Gate station
Kashmere Gate station
Metro Line crosses Ring Road near an interchange
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Wow, beautiful pics of Delhi Metro.
Btw, what exactly is Dwarka, and when was it created? (Sorry for my ignorance. The limits of the Delhi I lived in only consisted of areas inside the Ring Road :))
Thanks Lucky streak,Here's another one @ Times of India Epaper Date april 10,shows the metro running through Dwarka at what they call 'Ground Level'

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Caption: Trial run for the Delhi Metro Rail from Sector-14 to Sector-9 in Dwarka sub-city section of line-3 in Delhi on March 25, 2006. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
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Btw, what exactly is Dwarka, and when was it created? (Sorry for my ignorance. The limits of the Delhi I lived in only consisted of areas inside the Ring Road )
Dwarka is a part of Delhi,it isnt a suburb,but is just a place in West Delhi near the airport.Like NYC has 5 borough's if you know,this is like a borough in Delhi and its called a
"sub city".
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can somebody show the different phases of this project wiht the distance covered/to be covered under each phase? that will put all the info in one place and give a clear picture.
drwho said:

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Caption: Trial run for the Delhi Metro Rail from Sector-14 to Sector-9 in Dwarka sub-city section of line-3 in Delhi on March 25, 2006. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
In these pics, it doesn't seem like there is a lot of cable clutter above the train and poles on each side???
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can somebody show the different phases of this project wiht the distance covered/to be covered under each phase? that will put all the info in one place and give a clear picture.
Here you Pding,from DMRC's Site showing the latest map in the offerings -



have a look at the 2021 plans


and have a look at this pdf for dates and phase completion http://www.irfca.org/users/delhimetro/maps/Delhi_Metro_Full_Network_2021.pdf
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