Mumbai Metro Evolution: Unveiling Mumbai Metro Line 3, route map, stations, fare, read in details..

Mumbai, a city always in motion, is undergoing a remarkable transformation in its metro infrastructure. A colossal plan of over 330 km across 14 metro lines is in the works, with 46 km already in operation on three lines. Led by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MMRCL), this ambitious project is reshaping the city’s connectivity.

Metro Marvels Taking Shape

With more than 150 km across nine lines under construction, Mumbai’s metro network is set to redefine urban transportation. The MMRCL, focusing on underground lines, currently operates two lines with two more in progress. Beyond the city limits, Navi Mumbai is gearing up for metro connectivity, with four lines under the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), soon transitioning to the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (Maha Metro).

We have already discussed about Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1, covering its map, ticket fare, stations, and facilities, in our article: Navi Mumbai Metro: Exciting News!! Navi Mumbai’s First Metro Line Rolls into Action Today!

Mumbai Metro Route Map

You can also access map of Mumbai Metro on the link: Maha Mumbai Metro

Mumbai Metro Line 3: The Aqua Line

Among the transformative projects, Mumbai Metro Line 3, also known as the Aqua Line, stands out. This underground marvel spans 33.5 km with 27 stations, connecting Colaba and Aarey. Let’s take a closer look at this significant development.

Aqua Line Connectivity: Bridging Critical Points

The Aqua Line connects vital areas of Mumbai, including both older and newer central business districts, major railway terminals, and airport terminals. Additionally, it links high-speed railway terminal stations at BKC. Positioned as ‘connecting the unconnected,’ this line promises unparalleled connectivity.

Mumbai Metro Line 3 Route Map

mumbai metro line 3 stations

This 33.5 km underground line has 27 stations, with 26 of them underground, and the northern terminal Aarey at-grade. The stations include key locations such as Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate, Hutatma Chowk, CSMT, Kalbadevi, Girgaon, Grant Road, Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi, Science Museum, Acharya Atre Chowk, Worli, Siddhivinayak, Dadar, Shitladevi, Dharavi, BKC, Vidyanagri, Santa Cruz, CSIA Terminal 1 (Domestic Airport), Sahar Road, CSIA Terminal 2 (International Airport), Marol Naka, MIDC, SEEPZ, and Aarey Colony.

Mumbai Metro Line 3 Ticket Fare

The fare structure, prices, and rules for Line 3 are yet to be announced. MMRCL plans to implement an open-loop automatic fare collection (AFC) system, allowing users to pay using QR codes on their phones, contactless pre-paid and post-paid smart cards.

Mumbai Metro Line 3 Status

mumbai metro line 3 Phase 1 Status (Aarey to BKC)

Phase 1 is set to conclude in December 2023, with trials already underway in the Aarey to BKC segment. Public access is expected in early 2024. The entire Aqua Line is scheduled to open to commuters by the end of 2024. Currently, nine crucial trains required for Phase 1 are in position, with additional train sets on the way. Remarkably, 86% of the Aqua Line’s overall work has been completed, with Phase 1 boasting a progress rate of 93%.

mumbai metro line 3 Phase 2 Status (BKC to Colaba)

Phase 2, facing challenges in densely populated areas, stands at an impressive 80% completion rate. Innovative approaches, including the time-consuming New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) Technology, have been employed to ensure seamless progress.

Mumbai Metro Line 3 Opening

With over 90% completion and ongoing trials in Phase 1, the eagerly awaited Mumbai Metro Aqua Line 3 is poised to begin operations in early 2024. The entire 33.5 km stretch, connecting Colaba to SEEPZ, is set to be accessible to the public by the end of the same year, marking a monumental leap in Mumbai’s metro infrastructure. The eagerly awaited Phase I of the Mumbai Metro Line 3 underground corridor, connecting Aarey to Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), is poised to open its doors in April 2024. This landmark development, a 12 km stretch, holds promises of enhanced connectivity, easing commuter access to vital destinations.

You can read article on present status of Mumbai Metro Line 3, Mumbai Metro Line 3 Phase 1 Set to Roll in April 2024: Unveiling Connectivity and Progress!


In conclusion, the Mumbai Metro Line 3, particularly the Aqua Line, signifies a paradigm shift in Mumbai’s transportation narrative. As the city hurtles towards a future marked by seamless connectivity, this metro marvel stands as a testament to Mumbai’s commitment to progressive urban development. Commuters can eagerly anticipate a more efficient and interconnected Mumbai with the Aqua Line set to revolutionize their daily commute.

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