Mumbai Metro, which serves the city of Mumbai, is a mass rapid transit system. It is being built in three phases to decongest the Mumbai suburban railway. Ultimately, the metro network is envisioned to have at least 7 lines across about 235 km route length. The system is mostly being built underground or on elevated viaducts, with a tiny portion at grade. The trains, which run at a top speed of 80 km/h, carry just over 4,05,000 people every day. Standard-gauge (1435 mm) tracks and 25 kV alternative current via overhead catenary are used on the system.

Mumbai Metro Quick Info

  • Owner: Metro One Operation Private Limited (Line 1)
  • Serving Cities: Mumbai
  • Number of Lines: 1 (7 planned)
  • Headquarters: Bandra–Kurla Complex
  • Started Operations in: 2014
  • Daily Timings: 5:20 am to 11:46 pm
  • Fare: 10–40

Mumbai Metro Lines

Line No. Length (Km) Stations Starting Point – End Point
1 10.8 12 Versova – Ghatkopar

Mumbai Metro Line 1

Line 1, also known as the Versova–Andheri–Ghatkopar Line, is the only currently operational line of Mumbai Metro. It runs in an east–west direction through central Mumbai for 10.8 km via 12 stations. The line uses 1435 mm (Standard gauge) tracks and overhead catenary carrying alternating current at 25 kilovolts. Though the line has a maximum permissible speed of 80 km/h, the four-coach trains on it run at 65 km/h. The headway between the trains varies from three minutes during peak hours to five minutes other times of the day.

Stations on Line 1

Station Interchange/Connections
DN Nagar
Azad Nagar
Andheri Andheri Railway Station
Western Express Highway
Chakala (JB Nagar)
Airport Road
Marol Naka Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2
Saki Naka
Jagruti Nagar
Ghatkopar Ghatkopar Railway Station

Top Attractions Connected by Line 1

Attraction Nearest Station Distance from Nearest Station (Km)
Phoenix Marketcity Asalpha 1.9
Snow World Asalpha 1.9
Powai Lake Saki Naka 3.4
Mahakali Caves Chakala (JB Nagar) 3.2
Infinity Mall DN Nagar 1.8
City Mall DN Nagar 1.6
Versova Beach Versova 0.8

Mumbai Metro Lesser-Known Facts

  • Only metro in India where different lines have different owners
  • Fastest in India to cross a total ridership of 250 million (957 days)
  • Initial maximum permissible speed fixed at 50 km/h; raised over time to 80 km/h
  • All trains have a black box for help in investigations in case of accidents
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