Indian cities are among the world’s fastest developing cities in terms of every aspect, population,economy and infrastructure.The transport system of India is got a new mode called Metro, after the independence Kolkata was first city to get rapid transit system in India. Indian Metro system also has one of the longest metro tunnel in the world, Delhi metro yellow line has around 30-3 km long underground tunnel.
Currently metro rail projects are running in the different parts of the country and Metro and Monorail Transit are proposed for the cities like Lucknow, Kanpur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Indore, Nagpur and Bhopal.
Calcutta Metro is the first mass rapid transit system in the country and India’s Oldest Metro Railway. The Line 1 North-South Metro of 25 kilometers is in the operation with 23 stations of which 15 are underground station. Kolkata Metro is also the first in country to built a operational underground railway. There are 5 more railway lines under construction at the different corner of Calcutta,West Bengal.
Chennai is second city in India to run a rapid transit system in 1995, Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System is a elevated railway line run within the city from from Chennai Beach to Velachery.The Chennai Metro Rail and monorail network system will help the city for reliable and safe transportation. Chennai Metro Rail project consist both elevated and underground section and scheduled to be completed in 2013.
The National Capital Region of India got another best mode of transportation called rapid transit system,Delhi Metro.Delhi Metro has 6 lines of 189.63 kilometers with 142 railway stations of which 35 are underground. Delhi Metro consist combination of at-grade,underground and elevated lines.
Bengaluru Metro also known as Namma Metro is recently started rapid transit rail system in the Bengaluru city of Karnataka. Namma Metro second phase will also open soon at the end of year 2012 and rest of the phases will complete as per plan.
Mumbai, the financial and commercial capital of India is all set to provide another mode of transport to the people. Mumbai is the largest city in India, also among the world and need mass public transport system. Mumbai Metro and Mumbai Monorail will help the life line of Mumbai called Mumbai Suburban Railway. Mumbai is already running Monorail system, the first monorail in India. Mumbai metro is opened and over 10 lakh commuters traveled on the city’s first Metro train, It covers the 11.4 km-long journey from Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor.
Hyderabad Metro is under construction with 3 lines and covering a distance of around 71 km for the city. Phase 1 targeted date to operational is for Miyapur to Ameerpet is by December 2014. The Hyderabad Metro is the first public-private partnership metro project in India. Hyderabad is already running a Multi-Modal Transport System for particular routes.
The pink city of Rajasthan is got its first metro line of 9.2 km from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar in November 2010. Rajasthan is one of the most visited tourist place in India, specially international tourist and Jaipur is best place to enjoy royal Rajasthan.
The Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon is the first privately operated metro in the city of Gurgaon, Haryana. Gurgaon Metro will link to Delhi Metro and expected to complete in March 2013.
Lucknow Metro is one of the fastest and most economical high speed rapid transit system project in India. First phase of Mass Rapid Transit System has been completed and a trial run on Thursday, The metro project is highly expensive public transport system in Uttar Pradesh, to provide environment friendly atmosphere to the city of Lucknow.
Kochi Metro opened to the public in 2017 and one of the fastest completed metro project in India. The Kochi metro project connects rail, road and water transport facilities and listed as Best Urban Mobility Project in India.