1 Maximum City, 14 Metro Lines: All The Updates Of Mumbai Metro Lines, Their Statuses & By When Will All Finally Start

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It seems like Mumbai’s metro lines have been under construction since forever. Although, the first foundation stone was laid way back in 2006, the initial construction of the metro rail did not begin until two years later in 2008. Since then, only one of the 14 approved metro lines is fully functional while one two lines are partially functional. Here are all the details of the metro lines that you need to know along with their current status, expected date of completion, and routes.

Here Are Multiple Upcoming Lines Of The Mumbai Metro

Line 2A (Yellow)

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Line 2A will operate from Dahisar to Andheri West and will run parallel to line 7. These two lines which run on the east and the west side of the suburb will significantly reduce the traffic in the city. As of now, the line is partially functional and runs from Dhanukarwadi to the Aarey Colony and comprises 18 stations.

Current Status: Partially Functional

Expected Date Of Completion: January 2023

Route: Dahisar to Andheri West

Line 2B (Yellow)

Also a part of the yellow line, this metro will connect the DN Nagar region to Mandale in Mankhurd. The construction of this line began in 2018 and will hopefully be completed in December of this year.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: December 2023

Route: DN Nagar to Mandale

Line 3 (Aqua)

This line will connect the Colaba area to Bandra and will go all the way to Santacruz East. The first phase of this line which will connect Aarey to BKC will be completed soon. The line altogether should be completed by the end of the year.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: December 2023

Route: Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ

Line 4 (Green)

Line 4 along with a couple of other lines will connect Thane to other cities. This line is to be completed by the end of 2025 only, officials say. It will connect a part of central Mumbai, which is Wadala to Gaimukh in Thane. This line began work in 2018.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: 2025

Route: Wadala to Gaimukh

Line 5 (Orange)

This line will connect Thane to Bhiwandi to Kalyan. Lines 4 and 5 will intersect at Kapurbawdi in Thane. This line’s work began in 2017 and will not be completed sooner than 2025 it seems.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: 2025

Route: Thane to Bhiwandi to Kalyan

Line 6 (Pink)

The land required for Line 6’s completion is disputed and a lot of controversy surrounds the issue. The line is 60% ready but the controversy is making it difficult to complete. This metro, which will connect Swamy Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli, is estimated to complete around the end of next year.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: December 2024

Route: Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli

Line 7 (Red)

The red line which, as mentioned above, will run parallelly to Line 2A, is all set to be completed soon. The work for this line is 95% done and according to the officials will be completed in the next 5 months.

Current Status: Partially functional

Expected Date Of Completion: Within 5 months

Route: Andheri East to Dahisar East

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Line 8 (Gold)

This is a proposed Mumbai metro line that will connect the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport in Andheri to the Navi Mumbai International Airport. Since this line is only in its initial stages and as of now, other details are undecided.

Current Status: Construction has Not Started

Expected Date Of Completion: Undecided

Route: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Navi Mumbai International Airport

Line 9 (Red)

This line is an extension of Line 7 and will connect Dahisar to Mira-Bhayandar. The work for this line will be completed approximately by the end of the next year.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: December 2024

Route: Dahisar to Mira-Bhayandar

Line 10 (Green)

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This line is an extension of Line 4 and will connect Gaimukh in Thane to Shivaji Chowk in Chembur. The announcement for the construction of this line was made by the MMRDA in February 2017.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: 2025

Route: Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk

Line 11 (Green)

This line is an extension of line 4 as well. It will connect Wadala to CSMT and will be completed by October 2026.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: 

Route: Wadala to CSMT

Line 12 (Orange)

This line began construction in August 2020 and will be completed by October 2024. It will aid the connectivity from Kalyan to Taloja.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: October 2024

Route: Kalyan to Taloja

Line 13 (Purple)

Another metro line, that is still in the pipeline, will hopefully connect Mira Road to Virar. More details will be provided when officials release more information.

Current Status: Construction Not Started

Expected Date Of Completion: Undecided

Route: Mira Road to Virar

Line 14 (Magenta)

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This behemoth line will connect Vikhroli to Kanju Marg to Ambarnath to Badlapur. It will intersect at the Pink line and will hopefully finish construction by October 2026.

Current Status: Under Construction

Expected Date Of Completion: October 2026

Route: Vikhroli to Kanjur Marg to Ambarnath to Badlapur

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The metro line network will be operational in three different phases. And once complete (God know when) Mumbai’s metro network will span over 357 km, and will have 280+ stations. Do you think the Mumbai metro rails will create more nuisance than connectivity? Or will it surely ease the congestion on the road? Tell us in the comments below.

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