14 Indian Cities With Metro Rail System To Help You Travel Easily and Rapidly

Rely on the metro and reach before time!

Genia Giri

Jan 24, 2021|6 min read


Let’s travel smoothly and still be on-time. We have provided you with 15 Indian cities facilitated with a metro rail system for you to feel the edge of speed and fun. Get in the metro, travel like a pro, and reach your destination within a blink. With so much ease and comfort, you can never get tired of travelling in a metro. 

Indian Cities Having An Operational Metro System

Everyone wants to travel with ease-comfort and most importantly save time. But the reality is so sad. Indian cities are so tightly packed with traffic- jams, bumpers, shop flooded streets that one can never think of a convenient way of travelling. But then, there is Metro in Indian cities. 

Say thanks to the metro system, there’s no more hustle. Office or any other work, a lot of people travel every day. Indian cities manage a huge population with the help of this metro. Metro facilities are so dynamic and efficient that you will fall short of excuses if you’re late, in case.

Let us have a look at the Indian cities with Metro rail system one by one.

1. Delhi

This second-oldest metro city in the country is marked as the largest and busiest metro network. Around 47 lakhs of people travel through 10 stations of Delhi Metro. Delhi metro is administered by the Government of NCT of Delhi and the Government of India jointly.

2. Mumbai

Headquartered at Bandra with starting and endpoint at Versova – Ghatkopar, Mumbai is one of the busiest and developed metro stations in the country. Most of the stations are built underground and there's a metro passing by within three minutes of interval.

3. Lucknow

Consisting of 21 stations, Lucknow Metro railway records a daily footprint of 11,000 passengers approximately. All stations are decorated with different artworks and heritage sites of Lucknow. The trains travel at a maximum speed of 90 km/hr.

4. Kolkata

The first metro city of India, Kolkata marks its presence of development even today. Recently, a metro tunnel has been constructed underwater too. There are 24 stations and each train travels with a maximum speed of 55km/hr. 

This metro station is known for a lot of facts- 10 stations are named after eminent Bengalis, and even for the lowest charging fares.

5. Chennai

Do you know that a woman piloted the first train on the system? Yes, Chennai holds its own harm with some of these unique facts centring Chennai Metro. Even the trains can be operated driverless. 

Over 1.1 lakh travel daily on the 42 trains of this system via 17 stations.

6. Pune

Pune metro rail is likely to start in 2021 by the joint venture of the Maharashtra Government and the Government of India. Pune is a big busy city and this metro will help to reduce travel time by 75%. Even Pune pollution can lower to a safe level.

7. Hyderabad

Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana, has managed to gather the Best Urban Mass Transit Project in India by the central government in 2018 for its metro. The second-longest metro has regenerative braking technology that saves a lot of energy.

The rail system even does rainwater harvesting to recycle 1,00,000 litres of water. Over 3 lakh of people travel daily through 48 stations through this metro.

8. Nagpur

Even though constructions are left to make, the two-phase Nagpur metro station consists of 11 stations spread over 13.5 km in length. Trains depot from residential complexes and it this metro that makes  India’s greenest metro system with biodigesters designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 

There is a different design theme at every station and metro stations are yet under construction to be extended to the satellite towns of Hingana, Kanhan, and Buttibori

9. Bangalore

Also known as Namma metro meaning ‘Our Metro’ in Kannada, Bangalore mero consists of 40 stations spread over 42.3 km. Over 4 lakh people travel daily via metro. This IT capital metro system offers smart card at a discount of 15% on the normal token fares. 

Rainwater harvest is done at several points and supplied as portable water after treatment. Very few people know that Bangalore Metro is the first metro in the southern part of India to have an underground section

10. Kochi

Over 1 lakh people travel through the Kochi metro that serves as a mass rapid transit system. From regional Western ghats wildlife to local cuisine, each station lits up with the theme of Kerela’s culture. Kochi metro has 21 stations over 23.8 km. 

Stations draw their charge from solar panels and at every sixth pillar house, there is a vertical garden. Kochi Metro signifies the educational standard of its state by appointing trans-genders, in fact, Kochi metro is the first metro in India to employ trans-gender. 

Almost 80% of women employees work in Kochi metro. Even the only metro in India to have USB charging ports inside trains, so it’s a lifetime experience when you are travelling in Kochi.

11. Noida

This is the most sought second metro system of India, Delhi metro being the first, although not governed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Even Delhi metro cards or tokens are not accepted here. 

Through 21 stations, Noida metro serves Noida and the Greater Noida of Delhi-NCR. The interchange stations are only a 300 m walk away.

12. Gurgaon

Governed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the Gurgaon metro is the second rapid system serving Gurgaon. Initially, it was constructed by the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), but due to lack of finances, Delhi Metro Rail overtook it. 

With the huge amount of traffic in Delhi NCR and people commuting each day for jobs, these Indian cities with Metro Rail System know the importance of metro the most.

13. Jaipur

The metro of Pink city consists of 9 stations and the trains comprised of four coaches. Trains run at a maximum speed of 80 km/hr and come at an interval of 10-5 mins during non-peak hours. 

The Metro in this city is the first metro in India to use a two-story viaduct; city roads are on the first level, flyovers on the second, and the metro on the third and topmost level. 

If you are visiting Jaipur as a tourist, you can get a one and three-day tourist card with the provision of unlimited trips. The smart cards offer up to a 15% discount.

14. Ahmedabad

The rapid transit system of Gujarat, Ahmedabad metro connects Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Phase 1 has been approved and is expected to be completed within 2023. 

This brings us to the end of the list of Indian cities with a Metro Rail System. Over the years, the metro has been a part of life, connecting so many things. Most of us remember meeting someone at a particular station, that station becomes a meeting point or hub. 

Running to take the escalator at first or taking lifts with seniors, there are countless moments. The most important and memorable time is when we wait anxiously for another train, even knowing that it’s not gonna take more than 1 minute. 

Most of us have travelled to metros for relieving ourselves from Sun or outdoor heat. During days of a strike or other problems, the metro makes us realize it's worth.

Even this is a beneficial means of travel, many people commit suicide and end their life. As a result, services are disrupted for a long time and people face problems. 

It would be nice if we don’t misuse any public transport with our own problems and use it with a public interest.

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