My kids love to look out of the huge windows of Delhi Metro. Every time we Commute in the yellow line of the Delhi Metro, Spotting the tall Kutub Minar is our family favorite past time in the metro.
Delhi metro is not only safe to travel in but also brings a respite from the unruly traffic and extreme climate that Delhi is so infamous for.
In this post, you will find the Delhi Metro Map that you can download for free along with all helpful tips that I have used to commute on this network.
- If you’re planning on traveling by a metro train in Delhi, access the map here to save it, or print it out for ready reference.
- To Download Gurgaon Rapid Metro Map See Below Rapid Metro Sub-Heading.
- To Download Airport Express Line Connectivity to New Delhi Railway Station and IGI Airport See Below The Airport Express Line Sub Heading.
Delhi Metro is one of the most disabled-friendly public transport systems in India and all stations have ramps from the streets so that wheelchair-bound persons can directly roll up to the lifts.
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The different Colored routes of Delhi metro
The color-coding is done to denote a particular route, which in turn stops and merges with another route and bridges distances.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) presently operates the following lines;
- Red Line ( Shaheed Sthal (New Bus Adda) – Rithala)
- Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli – HUDA City Centre)
- Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21 – NOIDA Electronic City/Vaishali
- GreenLine (Brigadier Hoshiyar Singh – Inderlok/Kirti Nagar)
- Violet Line (Kashmere Gate – Raja Nahar Singh)
- Pink Line (Majlis Park Mayur Vihar Pocket -1) & (Trilokpuri- Sanjay Lake to Shiv Vihar)
- Magenta Line (Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden)
- Airport Metro Express Line – AMEL (New Delhi-Dwarka Sector 21)
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The Red Line
The oldest of Delhi Metro routes, the elevated line connects 29 stations between Dilshad Garden to Rithala. The Red Line has interchanges with the Yellow Line at Kashmere Gate and the Green Metro at Inderlok. Kashmere Gate also has an interchange with the Violet Line.
The Yellow Line
The Yellow Line metro has 37 stations departing from Samaypur Badi in Delhi and ending in Huda City Center in Gurgaon. This line covers outer Delhi, north Delhi, through central Delhi and south Delhi and finally Gurgaon.
This line has interchanges with the red line and violet line at Kashmere Gate, blue line at Rajiv Chowk, Airport Express Line at New Delhi and violet line again at Central Secretariat. It has an interchange with Gurugram Rapid Metro at Sikandarpur.
The Blue Line
The Delhi Metro Blue Line consists of 44 metro stations starting from Dwarka Sector 21 and ending at Noida City Center. It interchanges with Green, Yellow, and Violet lines and touches the Airport metro link as well. An additional branch line runs from Vaishali to Yamuna Bank with a length of 6.25 km.
The Green Line
With seven stations, the Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of the Delhi Metro’s Green Line is DMRC’s third foray into the neighboring state of Haryana. Metro services are already operational in Gurgaon (Yellow Line) and Faridabad (Violet Line).
The Violet Line
Connecting Central Delhi to the Interior of South and the satellite town of Faridabad, the violet line runs to interchange with the Blue Line at Mandi House. Further, it meets the Yellow Line at Central Secretariat.
A branch of the Violet Line, known as the Heritage Line, connects directly with the heart of Old Delhi and provides quick access to Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and remnants of the Mughal’s Delhi. At Kashmere Gate, it joins with the Red and Yellow Lines.
The Pink Line
Also known as the Ring Road Line, the Pink Line is the longest line on Delhi Metro Rail Network. It consists of 38 metro stations from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, both in North East Delhi.
- It is 58.9 km long and covers Delhi in ‘U’ shape.
- The Pink Line has the highest point of Delhi Metro at Dhaula Kuan with a height of 23.6 meters.
- It also has India’s smallest metro station at Ashram, with a size of just 151.6 meters against the usual 265 meters.
The Airport Express Line (Aka the Orange Line)
IF you are wondering if there is a metro to IGI/ Delhi international airport then the answer is Yes!
If you’re planning on traveling by Airport Express Line, access the map here to save it, or print it out for ready reference.
The fare from New Delhi Metro Station to Delhi Aerocity is 50 rupees, and 60 rupees to Terminal 3. A copy of the fare chart is available here.
The Airport Metro Express Line has two stations in the vicinity of Delhi Airport: Delhi AeroCity (the airport’s new hospitality precinct) and international Terminal 3.
Feeder Bus service from Delhi Aerocity Station to IGI Airport Terminal T1(D) and vice-versa.
Timings: – 0600-2300 Hrs.
Headway: – 15 min.
Domestic Terminal 1 is now connected to the Delhi Metro train but on the Magenta Line (The Magenta Line runs from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden). This line is NOT part of the Delhi Metro Airport Express Line.
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- Paid Cloak Room facility is available at New Delhi Metro Station of Airport Express Line.
- Free Trolley Services is available for movement inside station of Airport Express Line, Passengers can carry trolley inside up to IGI Airport and T3 Terminal also.
- Paid Porter Service available at Stations of Airport Express Line.
- Ticket Issuing Machines (TIM) for Airport Express Line is available at IGI Airport terminals T1(D) and T3 also.
The Magenta Line
Another Metro route proposed to connect the Terminal one of IGI airport to the city, the Magenta runs driverless trains from Kalkaji Mandir to Botanical Garden.
The Rapid metro
Rapid Metro is a fully elevated rapid transit system connecting NH8 to Delhi Metro via Cyber City & Golf Course Road, Gurugram, Haryana.
If you’re planning on traveling by Rapid Metro, access the map here to save it, or print it out for ready reference.
- The first Rapid metro starts at 6 am and the last one runs at 10 pm.
- There are 11 stations on this line.
- The ticket can be a Token or a Smart card based on your preference.
- Tokens can be purchased at ticket counters. Smart Cards can be purchased and recharged from customer care.
- This system provides a transport solution for areas in and around Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, DLF Phase 3, NH-8 & Golf Course Road up to Sector 55-56 Gurugram and provides connectivity to Delhi Metro from Sikanderpur Station.
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Ticketing in Delhi Metro
To travel in Delhi Metro the ticket which could be a token or card can be purchased from the Ticket Counter or Customer Care Centre of all Stations and from TVMs of selected stations.
Compared to Uber or other conveyance systems, Delhi metro is affordable with Minimum Fare being Rs. 10/- and the maximum being Rs. 60/- (fares are subject to revision from time to time), (Rs 80/- including Rapid Metro).
- The journey is permitted for one way only.
- Tokens are valid only for the day of its purchase.
- A passenger can refund an unused token within 60 minutes of its issue at the same station.
However, there is a smarter and faster way to use the Delhi metro.
Smart Card / Travel Card
Travel Card / Smart Card is the most convenient for frequent commuters.
The minimum amount payable at the time of purchase of a new card would be Rs 150/- including refundable security of Rs. 50/-.
Subsequent recharge of the card can be done at Customer Care Centers of any station with a minimum value of Rs. 200/- and up to Rs. 3000/-. For more information (click here).
Smart cards are transferable and can be used for multiple journeys. But it can be used by only one passenger at a time.
- Suitable for unlimited travel over the short duration on all DMRC lines except Airport Line.
- One-Day Card: available at a cost of Rs 200/- (Rs 150 + Rs 50 refundable security).
- Three-Day Card: at a cost of Rs 500/- (Rs. 450 + Rs 50 refundable security)
To calculate the fare from one station to another click here.
Time table for Delhi Metro Line
- The Delhi Metro starts operating from 5 am and the last train leaves at 11:30 pm.
- It does not operate post-midnight.
- Trains are generally scheduled at every 10 minutes interval.
- At the peak hours, a train runs at every 2 minutes interval.
- The peak hours are from 8 am to 10 am and from 6 pm to 8 pm.
- In case of political rallies or religious festivals (eg Holi etc), the timing may differ.
Please click here to check last train timing.
Women Only Carriages
The first car of a train in moving direction is reserved for ladies in Yellow, Blue, Green, Violet, Pink & Magenta lines and a common earmarked car in both direction movements in Redline.
Adequate signages have been provided to clearly indicate the area of the platform where the reserved car normally stops.
In addition to this, earmarked seats with adequate signage are reserved in other cars for lady passengers.
- Male Children up to the age of 12 can be accompanied by a female in such coaches.
- Fine of Rs. 250/- on male passengers for traveling in women coach.
- Ladies CISF staff has been deployed at stations for frisking of lady passengers.
- Teams are deployed for checking male commuters traveling in Ladies Coach.
- Only for ladies, a separate queue is available for security check. Separate queues are not available for ladies/Sr. citizens at any other location.
Is Delhi metro safe to travel?
The New Delhi Metro line is a very safe way to commute within the city. It is a clean, fast and efficient network of the public system.
Facilities For Differently Abled Passengers
Delhi Metro stations and trains are fully accessible for the differently-abled.
Facilities in Delhi and Rapid Metro for differently-abled passengers include:
- Wheelchair on request.
- Wide gates for passengers on wheelchairs.
- Lifts with operation panels installed at a low level.
- The tactile path for the visually impaired.
- The buttons inside the lift have inscriptions in Braille for the use of the visually challenged.
- Inside the trains, special spots have been earmarked for wheelchairs.
Strollers inside the Delhi Metro
When entering metro hold the child and fold the stroller.
Do not try to carry a stroller with a child in it up or down stairways or escalators and avoid pushing.
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Delhi Metro for sightseeing
The Delhi metro is the best public transport option you are a tourist in the city! Not only it is conveniently connected with the historical points of interests, but it also gives a much-needed respite from the infamous heat of Delhi with its air-conditioned coaches!
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Here is a list of prominent Delhi metro stations located near tourist attractions in Delhi
Chandni Chowk Metro Station: gives access to the romance of Purani Dilli, the old city. You can visit the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Meena Bazaar and street food markets like Parathe wali Gali and Karims. On a Sunday morning, do not miss the morning book shop at Daryaganj market!
Rajiv Chowk Metro Station: the outlet opens to Janpath, the Mecca of quirky street shopping. Close to it lies Connaught place, where you can indulge in the fine din, brewpubs, and fine art gallery.
Central Secretariat Metro Station: The city of dreams unfolds on the streets of Rajpath. India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Purana Qila, National Gallery of Modern Art, museums and many other points of interests lies closeby!
Race Course Metro Station: If you are planning a visit to Gandhi Smriti Museum and Indira Gandhi Memorial, get down here.
Jorbagh Metro Station: The part of Delhi where erstwhile Sultans lie! Safdarjung’s Tomb and Lodhi Gardens are located closeby.
INA Metro Station: The metro station is decked up with beautiful murals by the master artists. It gives access to the famed Dilli Haat, an artisan market that curates handicraft from across India.
Hauz Khas Metro Station: The quintessential most happening place of New Delhi! Dotted with cafes, bars, and boutiques, Hauz Khas a favorite among the new generation.
Qutab Minar Metro Station: A century-old Minar that commemorates the victory of the Sultanate and the start of a new era in Indian history. An extremely important historic location where tourists buses flocks in hundreds. Also, visit the Garden of Five Senses located closeby.
Akshardham Metro Station: The namesake station to the beautiful Hindu temple that showcases age-old culture and traditions through stunning architecture lies exactly at the doorstep of the temple.
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Delhi Metro Museum
Metro Museum is located at Patel Chowk Metro Station on Yellow line.
- One can visit the Delhi Metro Museum between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
- If you are reaching Patel Chowk Metro station through road, a token of Rs. 10/- may be purchased from Patel Chowk Metro station to visit the metro museum.
- If you have used Metro to reach the Patel Chowk Metro Station then you can visit the museum without buying a separate token. However, you will need to complete your journey to the destination for which you had bought the token within the permissive time limit of 170 minutes.
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Is luggage allowed in Delhi Metro?
A carry on luggage up to 15 KG can be taken along with each passenger.
Is alcohol allowed in Delhi Metro?
Carrying alcohol, including sealed liquor bottles, is a punishable offense at the Delhi metro. Kindly refrain from it.
Are cycles allowed in Delhi Metro?
Cycles are not allowed inside the Delhi Metro station.
While carrying a cycle through Delhi Metro is practically impossible, it is possible to fold or dissemble your bike and keeping in within a size of 60 cm (Length) X 45 cm (Breadth) X 25 cm ( Height) and carry it as a luggage. Hence, in 99% of cases, cycles cannot be carried.
Is free drinking water available at stations?
No, but it is available at kiosks on nominal rates at most of the stations.
Toilet facilities on Delhi Metro Stations
All the metro stations have been provided with Public Toilets. The charges for using Toilet facility are Rs.2 for using Urinal and Rs.5 for using the lavatory.
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The don’ts of traveling in Delhi Metro
- Eating and drinking are prohibited inside trains.
- Photography is prohibited in Delhi Metro.
- Squatting on the floor of train is a punishable offense under DMRC O&M Act.
- Don’t hang your bag on back to avoid inconvenience to fellow commuters and travel light.
- Keep to the left while walking in subway stations, on stairs and escalators.
- Please don’t hang your bag on back to avoid inconvenience to fellow commuters and travel light.
- You can not play music inside the Delhi metro trains.
Which items are not allowed with a person while traveling on Delhi Metro?
1. Arms & Ammunition /Realistic Replicas of arms /ammunition, flare guns, sports gun, air rifle, BB gun, starter pistols, parts of guns firearms, gun lighters, gun powders, stun guns/shocking devices, dynamite, fireworks, hand grenades, plastic explosives, realistic replicas of explosives, aerosol, tear gas.
2. Inflammable liquids, all kind of spirits, alcohol and wet batteries.
3. Dangerous objects
a. Knife of any length & type expects round-bladed, butter and plastic cutlery.
b. Meat cleavers
e. Cleaver sword
f. Axes & hatchers
4. Pets, birds & animals.
The above-declared items shall be subjected to the exemption given under the laws of India.
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