Violet Line (Delhi Metro)

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Violet Line (Line 6)
Fleets of Violet line trains supplied by Mitsubishi. Here, a train leaves from JLN Stadium Metro Station.
TypeRapid transit
SystemDelhi Metro
LocaleDelhi and Faridabad
TerminiKashmere Gate
Raja Nahar Singh
Daily ridership300,000 (daily) (as of May2018)[1]
Opened3 October 2010[2]
Operator(s)Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
CharacterUnderground and Elevated
Rolling stockMitsubishi-ROTEM-BEML Standard gauge
Line length43.285 kilometres (26.896 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Route map
Delhi Metro Violet Line
Kashmere Gate
BSicon BUS.svg
Lal Qila
Jama Masjid
Delhi Gate
Mandi House
Central Secretariat
Khan Market
Lodi Road
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Ring Railway
Lajpat Nagar
Ring Road
Kailash Colony
Nehru Place
Kalkaji Mandir
Outer Ring Road
Govind Puri
Harkesh Nagar Okhla
Mainline rail interchange
Jasola Apollo
Sarita Vihar
Mohan Estate
Mainline rail interchange
BSicon BUS.svg
NH2-IN.svg Mathura Road / NH-2
NHPC Chowk
Mewla Maharajpur
Sector 28
Badkhal Mor
Faridabad Old
Mainline rail interchange
Neelam Chowk Ajronda
Bata Chowk
Escorts Mujesar
Sant Surdas (Sihi)
NH2-IN.svg Mathura Road / NH-2
Raja Nahar Singh
Mainline rail interchange

The Violet Line (Line 6) is a metro rail line of the Delhi Metro, a rapid transit system in Delhi, India. The line connects Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Raja Nahar Singh in Ballabhgarh via Faridabad.[3] The line consists of 34 metro stations with a total length of 47 kilometres (29 mi)[4][5][6].[7][8][9][10] 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. The line was further extended to Kashmere Gate metro station via Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Qila on 28 May 2017. The stretch between ITO and Kashmere Gate metro station is popularly known as the Heritage Line. 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.[11]

An extension southwards till Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 September 2015.[12] Furthermore, a small section southwards was extended to Raja Nahar Singh in Ballabhgarh and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 November 2018.


The Violet Line was originally supposed to open in March 2010.[13] 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 SecretariatBadarpur corridor. Six people were killed and 15 others injured.[14] 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.[15]

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.[12]

Extension to Ballabhgarh (Raja Nahar Singh metro station) was opened on 19 November 2018. [16]

Interchanges are available with Red Line at Kashmere Gate, Yellow Line at Kashmere Gate & Central Secretariat, Blue Line at Mandi House, Pink Line at Lajpat Nagar & Magenta Line at Kalkaji Mandir.

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
28 May 2017 Kashmere Gate ITO 5.17 kilometers (3.21 mi) 4
19 November 2018 Escorts Mujesar Raja Nahar Singh 3.205 kilometers (1.991 mi) 2
Total Kashmere Gate Raja Nahar Singh 43.6 kilometers (27.1 mi) 34

The depot is in Ajronda, adjacent to Neelam Chowk Ajronda metro station.[17]

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.


Violet Line
# Station Name Phase Opening Interchange


Station Layout Platform Level Type Depot Connection Depot Layout
English Hindi
1 Wazirabad Surghat वज़ीराबाद सुरघाट 4 2024  Pink Line   Bus Terminal  Elevated Side None None
2 Timarpur Kyberpass तिमारपुर खाएबरपास  Feeder Bus 
3 Majnu Ka Tila मजनू का टीला
4 Chandrawal Yamuna Ghat      चंद्रवल यमुना घाट
5 Kashmere Gate कश्मीरी गेट 3 20 December 2004  Red Line   Yellow Line   ISBT  Underground Island None None
6 Lal Qila लाल किला 28 May 2017  Feeder Bus 
7 Jama Masjid जामा मस्जिद
8 Delhi Gate दिल्ली गेट
9 ITO आईटीओ 8 June 2015  Indian Railways   Feeder Bus 
10 Mandi House मंडी हाउस 2 26 June 2014  Blue Line   Indian Railways   Feeder Bus  Underground Island None None
11 Janpath जनपथ  Feeder Bus 
12 Central Secretariat केंद्रीय सचिवालय 1 3 October 2010  Yellow Line   Feeder Bus  Underground Side None None
13 Khan Market खान बाजार  Feeder Bus  Island
14 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium जवाहर लाल नेहरू स्टेडियम  Bus Terminal 
15 Jangpura जंगपुरा  Indian Railways   Feeder Bus 
16 Lajpat Nagar लाजपत नगर  Pink Line   Bus Terminal  Elevated Side
17 Moolchand मूलचंद  Feeder Bus 
18 Kailash Colony कैलाश कॉलोनी  Feeder Bus 
19 Nehru Place नेहरू प्लेस  Bus Terminal 
20 Kalkaji Mandir कालकाजी मंदिर  Magenta Line   Bus Terminal 
21 Govind Puri गोविंद पुरी  Feeder Bus 
22 Harkesh Nagar हरकेश नगर  Indian Railways 
23 Jasola Apollo जसोला अपोलो  Feeder Bus 
24 Sarita Vihar सरिता विहार  Feeder Bus  Sarita Vihar Depot At Grade
25 Mohan Estate मोहन एस्टेट 2 14 January 2011  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side None None
26 Tughlakabad तुगलकाबाद  Indian Railways   Bus Terminal 
27 Badarpur बदरपुर  Bus Terminal 
28 Sarai सराय 3 6 September 2015  Feeder Bus  Elevated Side
29 NHPC Chowk एनएचपीसी चौक  Feeder Bus 
30 Mewla Maharajpur मेवला महाराजपुर  Feeder Bus 
31 Sector 28 सेक्टर 28  Feeder Bus 
32 Badkhal Mor बदखल मोर  Feeder Bus 
33 Faridabad Old फरीदाबाद ओल्ड  Indian Railways   Bus Terminal 
34 Neelam Chowk Ajronda नीलम चौक अज्रोंडा  Feeder Bus  Neelam Chowk Ajronda Depot At Grade
35 Bata Chowk बाटा चौक  Feeder Bus  None None
36 Escorts Mujesar एस्कॉर्ट्स मुजेसर  Indian Railways   Feeder Bus 
37 Sant Surdas - Sihi (NCB Colony - Good Year) संत सूरदास - सिही (एनसीबी कॉलोनी - गुड ईयर) 19 November 2018  Feeder Bus 
38 Raja Nahar Singh (Ballabhgarh) राजा नाहर सिंह (बल्लभगढ़)  Indian Railways   Bus Terminal 

Train Info[edit]

# Violet Line
1 Rakes Mitsubishi Hyundai Rotem BEML
2 Train Length 6
3 Train Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
4 Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary


5 Train's Maximum Speed 100 Km/hr
6 Train Operation Delhi Metro

Towards → Kashmere Gate[edit]

North Bound Towards → Kashmere Gate
Violet Line
Reserved For Ladies General Class
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6

Towards ← Raja Nahar Singh[edit]

South Bound Towards ← Raja Nahar Singh
Violet Line
Reserved For Ladies General Class
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6

Rolling stock[edit]

This line uses 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 are 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.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goswami, Sweta (15 June 2015). "Violet Line users for more coaches". Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ Delhi metro to JLN Stadium rolls out, Phase-II almost complete
  3. ^ "PM to flag off Delhi metro's Escorts Mujesar-Raja Nahar Singh section on Monday".
  4. ^ "DMRC". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  5. ^ "DMRC". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  6. ^ "DMRC". Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  7. ^ "DMRC opens Sarita Vihar-Badarpur section". The Hindu. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Metro finally at Badarpur". The Times of India. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  9. ^ "Badarpur to be linked to Metro network today". Indian Express. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  10. ^ "DMRC opens Sarita Vihar–Badarpur section". Hindustan Times. 14 January 2011. Archived from the original on 17 January 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  11. ^ "Delhi Metro's Mandi House-Central Secretariat line opens". 26 June 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  12. ^ a b "PM Modi set to launch Faridabad corridor on September 6". IBN Live. PTI. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "A chronology of Delhi Metro accidents". Indo-Asian News Service. Hindustan Times Online. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Megha Suri (14 July 2009). "Day 2: 3 cranes fall, Metro image takes beating". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
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  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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