Red Line (Delhi Metro)

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Red Line
Type Rapid transit
System Delhi Metro
Locale Delhi
Termini Dilshad Garden (east)
Rithala (west)
Stations 21
Daily ridership 6.5 million[citation needed]
Opening December 25, 2002
Operator(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Character At-grade, underground, and elevated
Line length 25.15 km
Track gauge Indian gauge
Electrification 25 kV 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

The Red Line of the Delhi Metro system in Delhi consists of 21 metro stations from Dilshad Garden to Rithala with a total distance of 25.15 km.[1] Most of the line is elevated. The line connects East-Northeast-North-Northwest Delhi.


DMRC was facing a Mammoth problem of Funding, the then Central Government didn't had enough money for the project and no foreign fundings were available due to Economic sanctions after the Pokaran-2 Nuclear Tests. The then, BJP led NDA, Central Government took a Bold Decision, The Government decided to Construct a Segment of whole Project, by concentrating all available funds. This was done to show that India can handle such projects and Attract Foreign Investors, specifically from Japan. Red Line was the first line of the Delhi Metro constructed and opened. The first Segment was construed from Tis Hazari to Shahdara. The Strategy worked in favor of DMRC, Foreign Investors, specifically, The Japan Bank for International cooperation invested in the project, they were really Impressed with the Indian attempt, especially by the corruption free model. The money invested was utilised to complete the rest of the segments in phase-I and then in construction of the phase-II.

Future extensions[edit]

An extension from Rithala to Bawana (6.1 km), originally planned for Phase I, has been moved into Phase III for completion by 2016. Phase III plans also include an eastward extension of 9.5 km from Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad ISBT which was approved by the DMRC in January 2014 with work expected to begin after the general elections in 2014.

Extension date Termini Length Stations
December 25, 2002 Shahdara Tis Hazari 8.3 kilometers (5.2 mi) 6
October 3, 2003 Tis Hazari Inderlok 4.1 kilometers (2.5 mi) 4
March 31, 2004 Inderlok Rithala 8.9 kilometers (5.5 mi) 8
June 4, 2008 Shahdara Dilshad Garden 3.1 kilometers (1.9 mi) 3
Total Dilshad Garden Rithala 25.15 kilometers (15.63 mi) 21


Red Line of Delhi Metro

List of stations (east to west)[edit]

Delhi Metro Red Line
Dilshad Garden
Mansarovar Park
Swami Dayanand Marg
Shastri Park
Yamuna River
Kashmere Gate  Yellow Line 
 Violet Line 
Tis Hazari
Pul Bangash
Pratap Nagar
Swami Narayan Marg
Shastri Nagar
Inderlok  Green Line 
Kanhiya Nagar
Keshav Puram
Ring Road
Netaji Subhash Place
Kohat Enclave
Pitam Pura
Outer Ring Road
Rohini East
Rohini West
Red Line
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout
English Hindi
1 Dilshad Garden दिलशाद गार्डन June 4, 2008 None Elevated
2 Jhilmil झिलमिल कालोनी June 4, 2008 None Elevated
3 Mansarovar Park मानसरोवर पार्क June 4, 2008 None Elevated
4 Shahdara शाहदरा December 25, 2002 None Elevated
5 Welcome वेलकम December 25, 2002      Brown Line (Under Construction) Elevated
6 Seelampur सीलमपुर December 25, 2002 None Elevated
7 Shastri Park शास्त्री पार्क December 25, 2002 None At Grade
8 Kashmere Gate कश्मीरी गेट December 25, 2002      Yellow Line
     Violet Line (Under Construction)
9 Tis Hazari तीस हजारी December 25, 2002 None Elevated
10 Pul Bangash पुल बंगश October 3, 2003 None Elevated
11 Pratap Nagar प्रताप नगर October 3, 2003 None Elevated
12 Shastri Nagar शास्त्री नगर October 3, 2003 None Elevated
13 Inderlok इंदरलोक October 3, 2003      Green Line Elevated
14 Kanhiya Nagar कन्हैया नगर March 31, 2004 None Elevated
15 Keshav Puram केशव पुरम March 31, 2004 None Elevated
16 Netaji Subhash Place नेताजी सुभाष प्लेस March 31, 2004      Brown Line (Under Construction) Elevated
17 Kohat Enclave कोहाट एन्क्लेव March 31, 2004 None Elevated
18 Pitam Pura पीतमपुरा March 31, 2004 None Elevated
19 Rohini East रोहिणी पूर्व March 31, 2004 None Elevated
20 Rohini West रोहिणी पश्चिम March 31, 2004 None Elevated
21 Rithala रिठाला March 31, 2004 None Elevated