Updated maps can be download in vector PDF format on the Route Maps page.

Active Routes:

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Including under construction Phase 3 routes:

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Including under construction Phase 3 routes and proposed Phase 4 routes:

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I’ve updated my Phase 3 route maps to include the latest approved lines (Mundka-Bahadurgarh; Dwarka-Najafgarh; Yamuna Vihar-Shiv Vihar). They can be downloaded as .pdf files at the Route Map page, or as .svg files from Wikimedia Commons via the .svg page.

Phase 3 Route Map

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Phase 3 Schematic Route Map


I had long ago wanted to “complete” my photographing of Delhi Metro’s Phase II lines, and have finally been able to do that! Here are photos of the Yellow Line south of Rajiv Chowk (Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat stations were completed in Phase I).

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Patel Chowk

Patel Chowk station entrances

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Central Secretariat

Central Secretariat station entrance and government offices in the background

Station elevator structure

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Jor Bagh & INA stations

Jor Bagh station entrance

INA station entrance with market in the background

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AIIMS & Green Park stations

AIIMS station entrance with “Medical” in the background

Green Park station entrances in the middle of Yusuf Sarai market

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Malviya Nagar and Saket stations

Malviya Nagar station entrance

Saket station entrance

Saket station entrance with a wide and deep drain running in front of it

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Qutb Minar station

Qutb Minar station is positioned just after the Yellow Line emerges from underground, and the viaduct of the elevated line in fact begins at the station itself, as can be seen in the photo below

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Chhatarpur and Sultanpur

Chhatarpur station

The construction technology (as seen in the steel columns etc in the pic below) of this station is different to other elevated stations because, due to land acquisition issues, construction of this station was delayed, which led to a quicker construction method being employed. This station still opened after the rest of this elevated section though

Viaduct negotiating Andheria Morh between Qutb Minar and Chhatarpur stations

Viaduct snaking southwards towards Sultanpur

Mehrauli-Gurgaon road passing under Sultanpur station

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Ghitorni

Ghitorni station

Viaduct passing through Ghitorni

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Guru Dronacharya and Sikandarpur

Guru Dronacharya station

Dronacharya station exit

Viaduct with changing pillar lengths between Arjan Garh and Dronacharya stations, at the Delhi-Haryana border

Viaduct snaking from Dronacharya station into Sikandarpur

Viaduct passing through Sikandarpur

Viaduct exiting Sikandarpur towards Sikandarpur station. Gurgaon Metro’s under-construction viaduct can be seen passing under Delhi Metro’s viaduct

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MG Road station

Viaduct passing through Gurgaon

Viaduct turning at IFFCO Chowk

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HUDA City Center station


Gurgaon’s own small metro rail is under construction to be ready by 2013, and will interchange with Delhi Metro at Sikandarpur station. Here are a few photos of Gurgaon Metro’s (officially Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon) Sikandarpur station under construction.

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Delhi Metro’s Sikandarpur station, in close proximity with Gurgaon Metro’s station construction site

Gurgaon Metro’s Sikandarpur station

Gurgaon Metro’s viaduct passing under Delhi Metro’s

Gurgaon Metro’s viaduct moving northwards

Ramp that will connect the Delhi Metro and Gurgaon Metro stations


The Violet Line is being extended as part of Delhi Metro’s Phase III expansion plan, both northwards from Central Secretariat to Kashmiri Gate, and southwards from Badarpur to Faridabad. These are photos of construction work along the northward extension.

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Kashmiri Gate station

The existing Kashmiri Gate station serves the Red Line, and will become an interchange once the Violet Line extension is completed.

Kashmiri Gate on a Sunday morning

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Red Fort station

This station is coming up along Netaji Subhash Marg, in front of the Red Fort.

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Delhi Gate station

This station is coming up along Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in front of Firoz Shah Kotla stadium.

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ITO station

Also on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, near the ITO intersection.

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Mandi House station

This will be an intersection between the Blue Line (with it’s existing station at Mandi House) and the Violet Line extension.


A few photos of Barakhamba Road station entrances.
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New photos from the Yellow Line. These photos are from the northern end of this long line: Jahangirpuri, Azadpur, New Delhi (Railway Station) and a few others. These photos are also on flickr.

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Jahangirpuri is the last station on the line (till 2016 anyway, when the line will be extended), and is to the north of the city. While the area is bustling, it is not one of the wealthier parts of the city, and that is reflected in the finish of the station, which leaves a lot to be desired. There is also a lot of rainwater accumulated on the road, which is a common occurrence in the monsoons throughout the city.

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Jahangirpuri station

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Azadpur is another bustling part of the city just south of Jahangirpuri, with a famous fruit vegetable wholesale market. Unfortunately, the station is probably in the worst state of “finish” in the entire system. It looks like this station was designed to be one of the commercial-type stations on the system, with something like a mall on the premises, but for whatever reason this plan has been either scrapped or delayed. As it is once the essential parts of the station were complete, the “mall” part of the station has been left half-built.

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Azadpur station

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The Azadpur station is situated near two large and busy intersections, which is why it has a long foot-over-bridge system to get to various points around the closer of the two intersections.

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The other intersection near the station has four-layers of transportation one on top of the other (metro on top and three levels of road below), and still there are enormous jams at the site. Another (underground) metro line will join up at Azadpur by 2016, adding a fifth layer to the mess!

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Metro entrance (to the Chandni Chowk metro station) at the Old Delhi Railway Station

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Escalator out of the Chawri Bazaar metro station in Old Delhi

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Metro entrances at the New Delhi Railway Station

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A few photos of the large parking/commercial building coming up at New Delhi Railway Station, as part of the Airport Express metro line project. Photos of this line also on flickr.


New photos from the Violet Line, of and near the Lajpat Nagar and Moolchand stations. Photos also on flickr.

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Moolchand station

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Because of the design and placement of this elevated station, there is a lot of activity below the station: pick-up and drop-off via various modes of transport, ricksha stands, as a meet-up area, even some vendors etc.

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Viaduct and pillars between Moolchand and Kailash Colony stations

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Lajpat Nagar station


I’ve made two more maps for the Delhi Metro rail system. These new maps are more literal than the ones I made a few weeks ago, meaning that they plot the metro routes and stations more accurately than the earlier schematic maps.

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All these maps are available on this blog’s Route Maps page

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Phase 2 literal map

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Phase 3 literal map


Violet Line

09Oct11

Photos from Delhi Metro’s Violet Line. These photos are also have a flickr set.

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Khan Market station entrance, with the Taj Mansingh Hotel in the background

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Khan Market station entrance and The Ambassador Hotel

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium station, in the morning …

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… and in the evening

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Another entrance to the JLN Stadium station, with a godawful mural on an adjacent structure

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Lajpat Nagar station

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Steps leading up to station

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Viaduct, pillars and adjacent buildings at Lajpat Nagar. We can see the line slowly going underground towards Jangpura

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Violet line crossing inner ring road, with Moolchand station in background

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Violet line viaduct (right) and Moolchand flyover (left)

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Kailash Colony station

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One of the two entrances to the Kailash Colony station

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Station and adjacent residential building sitting uncomfortably close

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Pillars at Kailash Colony

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Zamrudpur turn – where the construction accident had taken place

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Nehru Place station

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Kalkaji Mandir station

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Govindpuri station

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Area around Okhla station, where a mandi is located

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On Dusshera day

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Approach to Okhla station

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Government buildings torn down for the pillars to be constructed

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Jasola/Apollo station, with the pedestrian crossing leading towards (but not near) the hospital

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Sarita Vihar station

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Mohan Estate station

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Public mobility passing private exclusivity

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Tughlaqabad station, with a mall under construction above it, and the elevated Badarpur road interchange

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Station entrance

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Station entrance as seen when emerging from adjacent pedestrian underpass

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Tughlaqabad station

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Mandi between Tughlaqabad and Badarpur stations

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Badarpur station