Red Line (Delhi Metro)

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Red Line
रेड लाइन
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Red Line
Type Rapid transit
System Delhi Metro
Status Operational
Locale Delhi
Termini Dilshad Garden (east)
Rithala (west)
Stations Total 28
7 Under construction
Daily ridership 374,516[1]
Opened December 25, 2002; 14 years ago (2002-12-25)
Owner DMRC
Operator(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Character At-grade and elevated
Line length 34.4 km (21.4 mi)
9.40 Km Under construction
Track gauge Indian gauge
Electrification 25 kV 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Operating speed 33 km/hr
Route map

The Red Line (Line 1) (Hindi: रेड लाइन) of the Delhi Metro system in Delhi consists of the first stretch that was constructed and commissioned in Delhi and has of 21 stations that runs from Dilshad Garden to Rithala with a total distance of 24.4 km.[2] The entire line is elevated. The line connects the areas of North East Delhi, North Delhi and North West Delhi. The DMRC was incorporated in 1995 and construction for the Tiz Hazari to Shahdra section began in October 1998, and opened in December 2002.


The Red Line was the first line of the Delhi Metro to be constructed and opened. The first Segment was constructed from Tis Hazari to Shahdara and opened on 25 December 2002. The Strategy worked in favour of DMRC. Many foreign investors, specifically from The Japan Bank for International Cooperation invested in the project, they were really impressed with the 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. Subsequently, other stations were opened in phases, initially between Tis Hazari to Inderlok in 2003, then from Inderlok to Rithala in 2004 and a final eastern extension from Shahdara to Dilshad Garden in 2008. The Red Line has interchanges with the Yellow Line at Kashmere Gate and the Green Line at Inderlok. Kashmere Gate will also have an interchange with the Violet Line – which currently terminates as ITO – by late 2016. This line is the third most heavily used by daily commuters, as it acts as a link for those, who reside in West and North Delhi, to travel towards East Delhi and vice versa.

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 2016-17 respectively. Another Phase III plan, includes an eastward extension of 9.5  km from Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad ISBT (New Bus Stand) which was approved by the DMRC and the government in January 2014. Construction began in early 2015 and is expected to be completed by 2016-17, thereby providing commuters another link to travel to Ghaziabad, as opposed to the Blue Line branch, that connects to Vaishali in Ghaziabad.[3]

Toward Narela[edit]

Under the Phase IV of the Delhi Metro Red Line will extended towards Narela (21.73 km)[4] with the proposed following Stations: Rohini Sector 26, Rohini Sector 31, Rohini Sector 32, Rohini Sector 36, Rohini Sector 37, Barwala, Put Khurd, Bawana Industrial Area – 1, Bawana Industrial Area – 2, Bawana, Bawana JJ Colony, Sanpath, New Sanath Colony, Anaj Mandi and Narela

Extension date Termini Length Stations
25 December 2002 Shahdara Tis Hazari 8.3 kilometers (5.2 mi) 6
3 October 2003 Tis Hazari Inderlok 4.1 kilometers (2.5 mi) 4
31 March 2004 Inderlok Rithala 8.9 kilometers (5.5 mi) 8
4 June 2008 Shahdara Dilshad Garden 3.1 kilometers (1.9 mi) 3
Total Dilshad Garden Rithala 24.4 kilometers (15.2 mi) 21


Red Line of Delhi Metro

Red Line

List of stations (East to North)[edit]

Delhi Metro Red Line
New Bus Adda
Mohan Nagar
Shyam Park
Rajendra Nagar
Raj Bagh
Shahid Nagar
↑ under construction
Uttar Pradesh
Dilshad Garden
Mansarovar Park
Swami Dayanand Marg
Welcome  Pink Line 
Shastri Park
Yamuna River
Kashmere Gate  Yellow Line 
 Violet Line 
Tis Hazari
Rani Jhansi Road
Pul Bangash
Pratap Nagar
Swami Narayan Marg
Shastri Nagar
Inderlok  Green Line 
Kanhiya Nagar
Keshav Puram
Ring Road
Netaji Subhash Place  Pink Line 
Kohat Enclave
Pitam Pura
Outer Ring Road
Rohini East
Rohini West

Delhi Metro currently have parking facilities Car parking at 20 metro stations of the Red line.[5]

Red Line
No. Station Name Opening Connections Layout Coordination
English Hindi
1 New Bus Adda नया बस स्टैन्ड Under Construction None Elevated
2 Hindon हिंडन Under Construction None Elevated
3 Arthala अर्थला Under Construction None Elevated
4 Mohan Nagar मोहन नगर Under Construction None Elevated
5 Shyam park श्याम पार्क Under Construction None Elevated
6 Rajendra Nagar राजेन्द्र नगर Under Construction None Elevated
7 Raj Bagh राज बाग Under Construction None Elevated
8 Shahid Nagar शहीद नगर Under Construction None Elevated
9 Dilshad Garden Car parking दिलशाद गार्डन 4 June 2008 None Elevated 28°40′32″N 77°19′13″E / 28.675556°N 77.320278°E / 28.675556; 77.320278
10 Jhilmil Car parking झिलमिल कालोनी 4 June 2008 None Elevated 28°40′32″N 77°18′45″E / 28.675663°N 77.312488°E / 28.675663; 77.312488
11 Mansarovar Park Car parking मानसरोवर पार्क 4 June 2008 None Elevated 28°40′31″N 77°18′06″E / 28.675406°N 77.301554°E / 28.675406; 77.301554
12 Shahdara Car parking शाहदरा 25 December 2002 Mainline rail interchange Northern Suburban Railways Elevated 28°40′25″N 77°17′24″E / 28.673476°N 77.289923°E / 28.673476; 77.289923
13 Welcome Car parking वेलकम 25 December 2002      Pink Line (Under Construction) Elevated 28°40′19″N 77°16′41″E / 28.672050°N 77.277934°E / 28.672050; 77.277934
14 Seelampur Car parking सीलमपुर 25 December 2002 None Elevated 28°40′11″N 77°16′00″E / 28.669824°N 77.266738°E / 28.669824; 77.266738
15 Shastri Park Car parking शास्त्री पार्क 25 December 2002 None At Grade 28°40′06″N 77°15′00″E / 28.668204°N 77.250098°E / 28.668204; 77.250098
16 Kashmere Gate Car parking कश्मीरी गेट 25 December 2002      Yellow Line
     Violet Line
Elevated 28°40′03″N 77°13′41″E / 28.667489°N 77.228045°E / 28.667489; 77.228045
17 Tis Hazari Car parking तीस हजारी 25 December 2002 None Elevated 28°40′02″N 77°12′59″E / 28.667216°N 77.216517°E / 28.667216; 77.216517
18 Pul Bangash पुल बंगश 3 October 2003 None Elevated 28°39′59″N 77°12′25″E / 28.666251°N 77.206984°E / 28.666251; 77.206984
19 Pratap Nagar Car parking प्रताप नगर 3 October 2003 None Elevated 28°40′00″N 77°11′56″E / 28.666698°N 77.198841°E / 28.666698; 77.198841
20 Shastri Nagar Car parking शास्त्री नगर 3 October 2003 None Elevated 28°40′12″N 77°10′54″E / 28.670134°N 77.181785°E / 28.670134; 77.181785
21 Inderlok Car parking इन्दरलोक 3 October 2003      Green Line Elevated 28°40′24″N 77°10′13″E / 28.673445°N 77.170337°E / 28.673445; 77.170337
22 Kanhiya Nagar Car parking कन्हैया नगर 31 March 2004 None Elevated 28°40′57″N 77°09′53″E / 28.682437°N 77.164761°E / 28.682437; 77.164761
23 Keshav Puram Car parking केशव पुरम 31 March 2004 None Elevated 28°41′20″N 77°09′42″E / 28.688903°N 77.161784°E / 28.688903; 77.161784
24 Netaji Subhash Place Car parking नेताजी सुभाष प्लेस 31 March 2004      Pink Line (Under Construction) Elevated 28°41′45″N 77°09′09″E / 28.695886°N 77.152450°E / 28.695886; 77.152450
25 Kohat Enclave Car parking कोहाट एन्क्लेव 31 March 2004 None Elevated 28°41′53″N 77°08′27″E / 28.698004°N 77.140835°E / 28.698004; 77.140835
26 Pitam Pura Car parking पीतमपुरा 31 March 2004 None Elevated 28°42′11″N 77°07′57″E / 28.703151°N 77.132397°E / 28.703151; 77.132397
27 Rohini East Car parking रोहिणी पूर्व 31 March 2004      Magenta Line (Under Construction-Phase IV) Elevated 28°42′28″N 77°07′33″E / 28.707659°N 77.125901°E / 28.707659; 77.125901
28 Rohini West रोहिणी पश्चिम 31 March 2004 None Elevated 28°42′54″N 77°06′55″E / 28.714980°N 77.115387°E / 28.714980; 77.115387
29 Rithala Car parking रिठाला 31 March 2004 None Elevated 28°43′15″N 77°06′25″E / 28.720879°N 77.107029°E / 28.720879; 77.107029
30 Rohini Sector 26 रोहिणी सेक्टर 26 Phase IV None Elevated
31 Rohini Sector 31 रोहिणी सेक्टर 31 Phase IV None Elevated
32 Rohini Sector 32 रोहिणी सेक्टर 32 Phase IV None Elevated
33 Rohini Sector 36 रोहिणी सेक्टर 36 Phase IV None Elevated
34 Rohini Sector 37 रोहिणी सेक्टर 37 Phase IV None Elevated
35 Barwala बरवाला Phase IV None Elevated
36 Put Khurd Phase IV None Elevated
37 Bawana Industrial Area – 1 बवाना औद्योगिक क्षेत्र 1 Phase IV None Elevated
38 Bawana Industrial Area – 2 बवाना औद्योगिक क्षेत्र 2 Phase IV None Elevated
39 Bawana बवाना Phase IV None Elevated
40 Bawana JJ Colony बवाना जेजे कॉलोनी Phase IV None Elevated
41 Sanpath Phase IV None Elevated
42 New Sanath Colony Phase IV None Elevated
43 Anaj Mandi अनाज मण्डी Phase IV None Elevated
44 Narela नरेला Phase IV None Elevated

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