The Metro railway system and service are operational in 10 cities in India. These are Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Lucknow.
The Kolkata Metro rail is the oldest metro service in the country. Established in 1984, Kolkata Metro is currently covering a total distance of 27.22 kilometres and is serving 24 stations. The Delhi Metro, which began operations in 2002, is the largest metro in the country by distance covered. Currently, Delhi Metro is covering a distance of 231 kilometres and has 160 stations in operations. More stations and tracks are being added. The Namma Metro serves the city of Bengaluru and became operational in 2011. It covers a distance of 42.3 kilometres. The Rapid Metro, which is operational in Gurgaon, covers an area of 11.7 kilometres. The other metros are also covering a particular stretch and in the times to come will see the addition of more tracks.
The metro rail has become the most affordable and convenient mode of travel. Metro rail is providing good connectivity in the congested cities of India and its success has made a case for setting up the metro rail in other cities where there is a large urban population and traffic congestion. As the metro rail has been connected to major railways stations and airports, travel has become an enjoyable activity.
Day by day the metro railway system is being developed along with the best services in India. Mostly the metro routes are congested and creating a big problem for the commuters but with help of the system, these problems would be solved by providing the better ways to reach to an office, home or so on. There is the number of other cities in India is under the metro development process and most probably it would be completed in less time and this is the good news for daily goer or commuter.