Route Maps

August 2017

Active Routes Map

Map of all the currently active routes:

Download the Active Routes Map in PDF

dm active routes


Phase 3 Map

Map including Phase 3 routes under construction:

Download the Phase 3 Routes Map in PDF

dm with ph 3 routes


Phase 4 Map

Map including Phase 3 routes under construction and Phase 4 proposed routes:

Download the Phase 4 Routes Map in PDF

dm with ph 4 routes



Older maps below, probably from around 2011 or 2012.

Route maps for Delhi Metro Phase 2 & Phase 3

All Phase 2 routes indicated on these maps are active as of 2011. The routes indicated with grey lines are future Phase 3 routes, scheduled for completion between 2014 – 2016.

The files on this page are all in PDF. Click here to download these maps in .svg format.


Phase 3 Route map (this includes confirmed/under-construction Phase 3 routes)

Download the Phase 3 Route map in PDF


Phase 3 Schematic Route map (this includes confirmed/under-construction Phase 3 routes)

Download the Phase 3 Schematic Route map in PDF


Phase 2 Route map (this is the current route map)

Download the Phase 2 Route map in PDF


Phase 2 Schematic Route map (this is the current route map)

Download the Phase 2 Schematic Route map in PDF


18 Responses to “Route Maps”

  1. 1 Harsha

    Amazing map!

    Do one for Hyderabad too 😀

  2. 2 Ossi Viljakainen

    It is great to see the development and expansion of Delhi metro network. However, there are few fundamental design problems in Delhi metro layout:
    – Overcrowding of yellow line
    – No direct interchanges between major lines
    – Too small platforms and walkways at interchange stations (Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Kashmere gate)
    – Horizontal, non-center directed red line
    – Violet line ending abruptly in wrong location should continue at least to Karol Bagh
    – Lacking passenger flow management on stations

    The major problem is that the yellow line gets over crowded, as it is the only vertical link between the long red, blue and violet lines. There is no direct interchange from blue line to violet line, or from red line to blue line, or from violet line to red line. All interchanges must happen through the jam-packed yellow line.

    The north-west to north-east red line seems illogical. People both from west and from east will primarily want to travel to central Delhi, but the red line does not provide direct connectivity. Almost all passengers have to change to the yellow line.

    In the most successful metro lay-out designs in the world, much thought has been put in providing easy exhanges. Great examples are for instance Prague metro, and St. Petersburg metro, in which there is direct interchange provided from each of the lines to all other lines. There is no need for making two interchanges anywhere in the network, contrary to Delhi metro.

    In London metro and New York City metro there has been much emphasis on providing cross-platform exhanges. Please see the wikipedia link [1].

    At the interchange stations (Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere gate, Central Secretariat), the platforms and passenger walkways are too small and narrow to allow smooth passenger movement and heavy congestion and uncivilized behavior results.

    Also, there is no proper segregation of passangers walking to and from the platforms on the walkways, causing the passenger flow rushing to the approaching train has to cross through a flow coming from opposite direction. From the metros that I have visited, I noticed Prague metro handling this particularly well.

    [1] to. all other lines. There is no need for making two interchanges anywhere in the network, contrary to Delhi metro.

    In London metro and New York City metro there has been much emphasis on providing cross-platform exhanges. Please see the wikipedia link provided.

    • 3 varunshiv

      Thanks for your detailed comments Ossi, and your observations are very valid. As far as the design of the system is concerned, because Delhi Metro is such a young network (10 years of operation, beginning in 2002), and because the required network length is so vast (>400km by most estimates) for DM to become a “mature” network, there is bound to be a time-period, while the metro is expanding and maturing, when situations such as the overcrowding of particular lines becomes inevitable. Unfortunately, we are in this period of time right now.

      Four phases of metro expansion have been planned, with roughly 5 years given for each. Phase 2 was completed in 2010/2011 and the after that the length of the network became about 190km, which is the current length. Phase 3 is under construction now, should be completed by 2016, and by then the network will be about 330km long. Many of the route issues you mention, especially the overcrowding of lines and stations, should ease by the end of Phase 3, as the network adds 2 “rings” around the core of the current network, the Violet Line is extended till Kashmiri Gate, many more interchanges are created and many other lines extended.

      After that is completed, Phase 4 will begin construction to be completed by 2021, and will hopefully add at least 100km more, taking the system way above a total of 400km, completing the rings and adding more lines, and even more intersections. At that point we will be able to take better stock of the system, and see where additional lines need to be added etc for future expansion beyond Phase 4.

      In short, DM is a growing system as of now, and a full picture will only be able to be seen by 2021, when all the initially planned phases are complete. The current overcrowding you may have experienced is due to excessive latent demand for such public transport putting pressure on a system that is still immature. In a sense, DM is a victim of its own success right now. Phase 3 itself by 2016 should be able to ease much of this pressure.

      The Delhi Metro page on wikipedia elaborates on all this:

      • 4 Ossi Viljakainen

        Thanks for the detailed reply 🙂

        I am aware many of the points you mentioned, and actually wrote my reply mainly to stimulate discussion and to help people to visualize some of the current problems and think of useful future improvements.

        Surely DM is a fantastic system already, and I wish it will mature into really one of the best metro systems of the world.

        Here are some improvements that could be done and could actually make a drastic difference:

        1) Change the red line to go from Rithala to Noida by building extra track from Shastri Nagar via Sarai Rohilla station to Jhandevalan and connecting it there to blue line continuing to Noida. This would bring the passangers from north-east directly to the city center.

        2) Connect the eastern part of the red line from Shastri Nagar through Inderlok-SRS Marg-Kirti Nagar to the western part of the blue line. This would interconnect with the above suggested red line at Shastri Nagar.

        3) Connect the currently abruptly ending green line to violet line at Central Secretariat.

        (I made these suggestions based on Phase II-map, and now realizing I should have looked into Phase-III map.)

      • 5 Ossi Viljakainen

        Now looking at the Phase-III map, some further suggestions for Phase-IV come to my mind:

        1) Make the red line from Rithala via Kashmeri Gate to use the new track planned for Violet line via ITO and connect it to the south-eastern part of blue line at Pragati Maidan continuing to Noida.

        2) Connect the green line from Ashok Nagar with new track to Jhandevalan and connect it there to the eastern part of blue line to Vaishali

        3) The western part of the current blue line could be connected for instance from Janakpuri via Naraha Vihar or Delhi Cantt to Chawri Bazar and Jama Masjid. This would give the passangers a shortcut, and connect it well on all major lines.

    • 6 Tanmay

      Now a direct interchange between the blue line and red line is available from Mandi House station. Now the passengers travelling between blue and violet lines won’t have to use the Yellow line’s Central Secretariat station to change.

      • 7 Ossi Viljakainen

        This is great. Waiting to get the chance to get to test this connection.

        How has it changed the massive overcrowding of the yellow line?

  3. 8 Surenca


    Please also include three recently approved phase – III lines to your phase -III maps.


  4. 9 anurag

    pls share the planned routes towards noida, gaziabad sectors too.

    • 10 varunshiv

      The Noida extension of Blue Line and new Greater Noida routes are some time away. The Ghaziabad extension of Red Line has been approved. I will update maps etc when construction begins. Thanks!

  5. 11 Vinod Kumar


    Can anyone upload or @ us final Delhi metro Phase iv

    • 12 varunshiv

      Details of phase 4 routes are still sketchy, I’ll upload a phase 4 map when reliable details are available.

  1. 1 An Unofficial Delhi Metro Route Map « Sarson ke Khet
  2. 2 Two More Delhi Metro Maps « Chasing the Metro
  3. 3 An Unofficial Delhi Metro Route Map « Chasing the Metro
  4. 4 More Delhi Metro Maps « Sarson ke Khet
  5. 5 Outer Ring road signal free project. - Citizen Journalist Review
  6. 6 Latest Route Maps August 2017 | Chasing the Metro

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: