Red Line (Delhi Metro)

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Red Line
(Line 1)
Red Line
Overview
StatusOperational
OwnerDMRC
LocaleDelhi and Ghaziabad
Termini
Stations29
Service
TypeRapid Transit
SystemDelhi Metro
Operator(s)Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Daily ridership374,516[1]
History
Opened
Technical
Line length34.55 km (21.47 mi)
CharacterAt-grade and Elevated
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead catenary
Route map

Shaheed Sthal
Hindon River
Arthala
Mohan Nagar
Shyam Park
Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar
Raj Bagh
Shaheed Nagar
Dilshad Garden
Jhilmil
Mansarovar Park
Shahdara Junction
Shahdara
Swami Dayanand Marg
Welcome
Seelampur
Shastri Park
Kashmere Gate
Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminus
Tis Hazari
Rani Jhansi Road
Pul Bangash
Subzi Mandi
Kishanganj
Pratap Nagar
Swami Narayan Marg
Shastri Nagar
Inderlok
Kanhaiya Nagar
Keshav Puram
Ring Road
Netaji Subhash Place
Kohat Enclave
Pitampura
Outer Ring Road
Rohini East
Rohini West
Rithala

The Red Line (Line 1) is a metro rail line of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. It is an entirely elevated line and has 29 stations that runs from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal with a total distance of 34.55 km.[2] The Tis HazariShahdara section of this line was the first stretch of the Delhi Metro that was constructed and commissioned. The line connects the areas of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and the districts of Shahdara,[3][4] Central Delhi[5][6] and North West Delhi[7][8] in Delhi.

The Red Line has interchanges with the Yellow Line and Violet line at Kashmere Gate, the Pink Line at Welcome and Netaji Subhash Place, and the Green Line at Inderlok. It is the third most heavily used line of the Delhi Metro network as it acts as a link for those in West Delhi and North West Delhi traveling towards Central Delhi, Shahdara, East Delhi, and Ghaziabad, and vice versa.

History[edit]

Red Line
Phase Extension date Termini Length Stations
I 25 December 2002 Shahdara Tis Hazari 8.35 kilometers (5.19 mi) 6
3 October 2003 Tis Hazari Inderlok 4.87 kilometers (3.03 mi) 4
31 March 2004 Inderlok Rithala 8.84 kilometers (5.49 mi) 8
II 4 June 2008 Shahdara Dilshad Garden 2.86 kilometers (1.78 mi) 3
III 8 March 2019 Dilshad Garden Shaheed Sthal 9.63 kilometers (5.98 mi) 8
Total Shaheed Sthal Rithala 34.55 kilometers (21.47 mi) 29

Phase I & II[edit]

The Red Line was the first line of the Delhi Metro to be constructed and opened. The Tis Hazari – Shahdara section of the line was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on 25 December 2002 and opened to the public on the same day.[9] Subsequent sections opened between Tis Hazari – Inderlok on 3 October 2003, Inderlok – Rithala on 31 March 2004 and Shahdara – Dilshad Garden on 4 June 2008.[10]

Phase III[edit]

As part of the Phase III of Delhi Metro, an eastward extension of 9.5 km from Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad ISBT (New Bus Adda) was approved by DMRC and MoHUA in January 2014. Construction began in early 2015 and commercial operations started on 8 March 2019, thereby providing commuters another link to travel to Ghaziabad along with the Blue Line branch that connects to Kaushambi and Vaishali.[11] In November 2022, Delhi Metro introduced a set of two eight-coach trains on its Red Line, which were converted from the existing fleet of 39 six-coach trains.[12]

Phase IV[edit]

Under the Phase IV of the Delhi Metro, the Red Line is proposed to be extended towards Kundli with 21 new stations at Rohini Sector 25, Rohini Sector 26, Rohini Sector 31, Rohini Sector 32, Rohini Sector 36, Barwala, Rohini Sector 35, Rohini Sector 34, Bawana Industrial Area – 1 Sector 3,4, Bawana Industrial Area – 1 Sector 1,2, Bawana JJ Colony, Sanoth, New Sanoth, Depot Station, Bhorgarh Village, Anaj Mandi Narela, Narela DDA Sports Complex, Narela, Narela Sector 5, Kundli and Nathupur. All these stations will be elevated, except Depot Station, which would be at-grade.[13][14]

List of stations[edit]

Delhi Metro currently has parking facilities Car parking at 20 metro stations of the Red line.[15]

Red Line
No. Station Name Phase Opening Interchange connection Station Layout Platform Level Type Depot Connection Depot Layout
English Hindi
1 Shaheed Sthal शहीद स्थल 3 8 March 2019 Ghaziabad Elevated Side None None
2 Hindon River हिंडन रिवर 3 8 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
3 Arthala अर्थला 3 8 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
4 Mohan Nagar मोहन नगर 3 8 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
5 Shyam Park श्याम पार्क 3 8 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
6 Major Mohit Sharma Rajendra Nagar मे‌‌जर मोहित शर्मा राजेन्द्र नगर 3 8 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
7 Raj Bagh राज बाग़ 3 8 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
8 Shaheed Nagar शहीद नगर 3 8 March 2019 None Elevated Side None None
9 Dilshad Garden दिलशाद गार्डन 2 4 June 2008 None Elevated Side None None
10 Jhilmil Car parking झिलमिल 2 4 June 2008 None Elevated Side None None
11 Mansarovar Park Car parking मानसरोवर पार्क 2 4 June 2008 None Elevated Side None None
12 Shahdara Car parking शाहदरा 1 25 December 2002 Shahdara railway station At Grade Side None None
13 Welcome Car parking वेलकम 1 25 December 2002 Pink Line At Grade Island None None
14 Seelampur Car parking सीलमपुर 1 25 December 2002 None At Grade Island None None
15 Shastri Park Car parking शास्त्री पार्क 1 25 December 2002 None At Grade Side Shastri Park Depot At Grade
16 Kashmere Gate Car parking कश्मीरी गेट 1 25 December 2002 Yellow Line
Violet Line
Kashmere Gate ISBT
Elevated Side None None
17 Tis Hazari Car parking तीस हज़ारी 1 25 December 2002 Sadar Bazar railway station Elevated Side None None
18 Pul Bangash पुल बंगश 1 3 October 2003 Magenta Line
(Phase 4 - Under Construction)
Elevated Side None None
19 Pratap Nagar Car parking प्रताप नगर 1 3 October 2003 Subzi Mandi railway station Elevated Side None None
20 Shastri Nagar Car parking शास्त्री नगर 1 3 October 2003 Sarai Rohilla railway station Elevated Side None None
21 Inderlok Car parking इंद्रलोक 1 3 October 2003 Green Line Elevated Side None None
22 Kanhaiya Nagar Car parking कन्हैया नगर 2 31 March 2004 None Elevated Side None None
23 Keshav Puram Car parking केशव पुरम 2 31 March 2004 None Elevated Side None None
24 Netaji Subhash Place Car parking नेताजी सुभाष प्लेस 2 31 March 2004 Pink Line Elevated Side None None
25 Kohat Enclave Car parking कोहाट एन्क्लेव 2 31 March 2004 None Elevated Side None None
26 Pitampura Car parking पीतमपुरा 2 31 March 2004 Magenta Line
(Phase 4 - Under Construction)
Elevated Side None None
27 Rohini East Car parking रोहिणी पूर्व 2 31 March 2004 None Elevated Side None None
28 Rohini West रोहिणी पश्चिम 2 31 March 2004 None Elevated Side None None
29 Rithala Car parking रिठाला 2 31 March 2004 None Elevated Side None None
30 Rohini Sector 24 रोहिणी सेक्टर 24 4 planned None Elevated Side None None
31 Rohini Sector 25 रोहिणी सेक्टर 25 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
32 Rohini Sector 26 रोहिणी सेक्टर 26 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
33 Rohini Sector 31 रोहिणी सेक्टर 31 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
34 Rohini Sector 32 रोहिणी सेक्टर 32 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
35 Rohini Sector 37 रोहिणी सेक्टर 37 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
36 Rohini Sector 36 रोहिणी सेक्टर 36 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
37 Barwala बरवाला 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
38 Rohini Sector 35 रोहिणी सेक्टर 35 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
39 Rohini Sector 34 रोहिणी सेक्टर 34 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
40 Puth Khurd पूठ ख़ुर्द 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
41 Bawana Industrial Area Sector 3,4 बवाना औद्योगिक क्षेत्र सेक्टर 3,4 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
42 Bawana Industrial Area Sector 1,2 बवाना औद्योगिक क्षेत्र सेक्टर 1,2 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
43 Bawana बवाना 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
44 Bawana JJ Colony बवाना जे जे कॉलोनी 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
45 Sanoth सनोथ 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
46 New Sanoth नया सनोथ 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
47 Bhorgarh भोरगढ़ 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
48 DSIDC Industrial Area Narela डीएसआईडीसी औद्योगिक क्षेत्र नरेला 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
49 DDA Sports Complex Narela डीडीए स्पोर्ट्स कॉम्प्लेक्स नरेला 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
50 Anaj Mandi Narela अनाज मंडी नरेला 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
51 Narela नरेला 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
52 Narela Sector A5 नरेला सेक्टर ए5 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
53 Kundli कुंडली 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None
54 Nathupur नाथूपुर 4 2028 None Elevated Side None None

Train Info[edit]

Red Line
Rakes Mitsubishi Hyundai Rotem BEML
Train Length 6/8
Train Gauge 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
OHE
Train's Maximum Speed 100 km/h
Train Operation Delhi Metro

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Route map". delhimetroail.com. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
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  8. ^ "North-West Delhi". google.com. Google Maps. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Delhi Metro became a reality 15 years ago on December 25: A lookback at its journey". www.timesnownews.com. 25 December 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  10. ^ "Metro comes to Dilshad Garden". Hindustan Times. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  11. ^ "From Ghaziabad, Red Line begins a new journey". The Times of India. 10 March 2019. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  12. ^ "Eight-coach trains introduced on Red line: Delhi Metro". The Times of India. 8 November 2022. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  13. ^ "DMRC proposes to extend Delhi Metro's Red Line to Haryana's Kundli". Hindustan Times. 11 July 2023. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  14. ^ "DMRC proposes to expand Rithala – Narela corridor up to Haryana's Kundli – Details Inside". Financialexpress. 12 July 2023. Retrieved 20 December 2023.
  15. ^ "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. | ANNUAL REPORT". Delhimetrorail.com. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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