Violet Line (Delhi Metro)

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Violet Line
Fleets of Violet line trains supplied by Mitsubishi. Here, a train leaves from JLN Stadium Metro Station.
Type Rapid transit
System Delhi Metro
Status Operational
Locale Delhi, Faridabad
Termini ITO
Escorts Mujesar
Stations 28
Daily ridership 250,000 (daily) (as of June 2015)[1]
Opened 3 October 2010[2]
Owner DMRC
Operator(s) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Character Underground and Elevated
Rolling stock Mitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML Standard gauge
Line length 35.175 kilometres (21.857 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

The Violet Line is one of the six lines of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. The line connects ITO station via Central Secretariat station of the Yellow Line with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad. The line consists of 28 metro stations with a total length of 35.175 kilometres (21.857 mi).[3][4][5][6] The Central Secretariat—Sarita Vihar section of the line was opened on 3 October 2010 and was extended to Badarpur on 14 January 2011. The line was extended from Central Secretariat up to Mandi House on 26 June 2014 and further extended to ITO on 8 June 2015. This line acts as a parallel link for those, who travel in the heavily-used Yellow Line and connects the interior parts of South Delhi, a little of Central Delhi to the satellite town of Faridabad.[7] An extension southwards till Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 September 2015.[8]


The Violet Line was originally supposed to open in March 2010.[9] On 12 July 2009, a portion of a bridge under construction collapsed when its cantilever pier collapsed on load of launching girder at Zamrudpur, near East of Kailash, on the Central Secretariat – Badarpur corridor. Six people were killed and 15 others injured.[10] The day after, on 13 July 2009, a crane that was removing the debris collapsed, and with a bowling pin effect collapsed two other nearby cranes, injuring six.[11]

An extension from the Badarpur-end of the line was opened on 6 September 2015 to cater to the satellite city of Faridabad. This is the second line to cross the Delhi-Haryana border after the Yellow Line to Gurgaon. This extension runs fully elevated for 13.87 km and has 9 stations.[8]

Extension date Termini Length Stations
3 October 2010 Central Secretariat Sarita Vihar 13.6 kilometers (8.5 mi) 13
14 January 2011 Sarita Vihar Badarpur 4.2 kilometers (2.6 mi) 3
26 June 2014 Mandi House Central Secretariat 3.03 kilometers (1.88 mi) 2
8 June 2015 Mandi House ITO 0.972 kilometers (0.604 mi) 1
6 September 2015 Badarpur Escorts Mujesar 13.875 kilometers (8.622 mi) 9
2017 Escorts Mujesar Ballabgarh 3.205 kilometers (1.991 mi) 2
Total ITO Escorts Mujesar 35.175 kilometers (21.857 mi) 28

The depot is in Ajronda, adjacent to Neelam Chowk Ajronda station.[12]

DMRC have placed an order for additional rolling stock for the line. The Delhi Metro phase III project will have more than 1,800 coaches by the year 2015-16. Projecting the needs, additional 60 coaches will be required for the Faridabad Line and 32 more coaches will be required for the Green Line extension.


Delhi Metro Violet Line
 Red Line 
Kashmere Gate
 Yellow Line 
Red Fort(proposed)
Jama Masjid(proposed)
Delhi Gate(proposed)
Mandi House  Blue Line 
Central Secretariat  Yellow Line 
Khan Market
Lodi Road
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Ring Railway
Lajpat Nagar
Ring Road
Kailash Colony
Nehru Place
Kalkaji Mandir
Outer Ring Road
Govind Puri
Indian Railways
Jasola Apollo
Sarita Vihar
Mohan Estate
NH2-IN.svg Mathura Road / NH-2
NHPC Chowk
Mewla Maharajpur
Sector 28
Badkhal Mor
Faridabad Old
Neelam Chowk Ajronda
Bata Chowk
Escorts Mujesar
NCB Colony(proposed)

The line starts as underground from ITO till Jangpura, passing under Khan Market and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Then the elevated portion goes through Lajpat Nagar, Kailash Colony, Nehru Place, Okhla, Sarita Vihar, till the Escorts Mujesar station. The line has interchanges with Yellow Line at Central Secretariat and with Blue Line at Mandi House. Length of each platform is 140 meters with a width of 6.5 meteres.[13] Beyond ITO towards Kashmere Gate Violet Line under phase 3 of Delhi Metro is under construction. An extension of 3.2 km from Escorts Mujesar to Ballabhgarh is under construction and expected to be completed in 2017.[14]


Violet Line
# Station Name Opening Connections Layout
English Hindi
1 Kashmere Gate कश्मीरी गेट      Red Line
     Yellow line
2 Red Fort लाल किला None Underground
3 Jama Masjid जामा मस्जिद None Underground
4 Delhi Gate दिल्ली गेट None Underground
5 ITO आई टी ओ 8 June 2015 None Underground
6 Mandi House मण्डी हाऊस 26 June 2014      Blue Line Underground
7 Janpath जनपथ 26 June 2014 None Underground
8 Central Secretariat केन्द्रीय सचिवालय 3 July 2005      Yellow Line Underground
9 Khan Market खान मार्किट 3 October 2010[15] None Underground
10 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium जवाहरलाल नेहरू स्टेडियम 3 October 2010[15] None Underground
11 Jangpura जंगपुरा 3 October 2010[15] None Underground
12 Lajpat Nagar लाजपत नगर 3 October 2010[15]      Pink Line (Under Construction) Elevated
13 Moolchand मूलचन्द 3 October 2010[15] None Elevated
14 Kailash Colony कैलाश कॉलोनी 3 October 2010[15] None Elevated
15 Nehru Place नेहरू प्लेस 3 October 2010[15] None Elevated
16 Kalkaji Mandir कालकाजी 3 October 2010[15]      Magenta Line (Under Construction) Elevated
17 Govind Puri गोविन्दपुरी 3 October 2010[15] None Elevated
18 Okhla ओखला 3 October 2010[15] None Elevated
19 Jasola Apollo जसोला अपोलो 3 October 2010[15] None Elevated
20 Sarita Vihar सरिता विहार 3 October 2010[15] None Elevated
21 Mohan Estate मोहन एस्टेट 14 January 2011 None Elevated
22 Tughlakabad तुगलकाबाद 14 January 2011 None Elevated
23 Badarpur बदरपुर 14 January 2011 None Elevated
24 Sarai सराय 6 September 2015 None Elevated
25 NHPC Chowk एन एच पी सी चौक 6 September 2015 None Elevated
26 Mewla Maharajpur मेवला महाराजपुर 6 September 2015 None Elevated
27 Sector 28 सेक्टर 28 6 September 2015 None Elevated
28 Badkhal Mor बड़खल मोङ 6 September 2015 None Elevated
29 Faridabad Old पुराना फरीदाबाद 6 September 2015 None Elevated
30 Neelam Chowk Ajronda नीलम चौक अजरौन्दा 6 September 2015 None Elevated
31 Bata Chowk बाटा चौक 6 September 2015 None Elevated
32 Escorts Mujesar ऐस्काॅर्ट्स मुजेसर 6 September 2015 None Elevated
33 NCB Colony एनसीबी कालोनी 2017 None Elevated
34 Ballabhgarh बल्लभगढ़ 2017 None Elevated

Rolling stock[edit]

This line will have standard gauge trains manufactured by a consortium of Mitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML. A total of 196 cars were ordered which are supposed to run in 4-car configuration (46 trains) and 6-car configuration (2 trains). These trains will be used in this line and Green line. One train was manufactured in Changwon in South Korea and rest of the trains are manufactured at BEML's facility in Bangalore. Trains are 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge as compared to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) of broad gauge trains.[16]


Approved Extension: North Bound[edit]

After the extension up to ITO on 8 June 2015, future stations under construction along this extension are (northbound):[17]

  1. Delhi Gate
  2. Jama Masjid
  3. Red Fort
  4. Kashmere Gate (interchange to Red Line and Yellow Line)

The planned completion date for the north bound extension is August 2016 [18]

Approved Extension: South Bound[edit]

An extension 3.2 km consisting of two more stations southwards from Escorts Mujesar will be added along this stretch in 2017.[19]

1) NCB Colony
2) Ballabhgarh


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