Visakhapatnam Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other Details

Sangeeta Singh Posted on: 2022-01-31 12:29:00 Viewer: 3,329 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other Details

Visakhapatnam Metro is a planned rapid transit system for the city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh  India. The system is proposed to reduce traffic congestion as well as providing a modern and efficient public transport system in the city which became the largest city and the main hub for economic activity of Andhra Pradesh after the state's bifurcation.It will be the only Indian city which will have a combination of both metro and tram. Once constructed it will be the world's largest metro prepared in a PPP model.

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Visakhapatnam Light Metro Rail Project
  • Type of System: Light Rail Transit System (LRTS)
  • Executing Body:  Andhra Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
  • Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
  • Project Cost: INR 15,933 Crore
  • Total Network: 140.2 km
  • Completion Target: 2025
  • Status: Under consideration

Operational Routes



Not yet decided as project in now under construction.

Route Map


Project Information

Line 1: Steel Plant - Kommadi

  • Route Length: 34.23 km
  • Stations: 20
  • Station Names: Steel Plant <unknown> Kommadi Junction, Hanumanthawaka Junction, Maddilapalem, Gurudwara Junction, Akkayyapalem, Kancharapalem, Muralinagar, Government Polytechnic College, Thatichetlapalem, Kancharapalem, Murali Nagar, GSI, NAD Junction, Visakhapatnam International Airport, Sheela Nagar, BHPV, Auto Nagar and Gajuwaka.

Line 2: Gurudwara - Old Post Office

  • Route Length: 5.26 km
  • Stations: 6
  • Station Names: BVK College, RTC Complex, Dabagardens, Saraswati Circle, Poorna Market and Old Post Office.

Line 3: Thatichetlapalem - RK Beach

  • Route Length: 6.91 km
  • Stations: 7
  • Station Names: New Railway Colony, Railway Station, Allipuram Junction, RTC Complex, Siripuram Junction, Andhra University and Chinna Waltair.

Line 4: Law College - Marikivalasa

  • Route Length: 8.21 km
  • Stations: TBD
  • Station Names: TBD

Line 5: Anandpuram Junction - Bhogapuram Airport

  • Route Length: 17.0 km
  • Stations: TBD
  • Station Names: TBD

Line 1 (Extension): Kommadi - Anandpuram Junction

  • Route Length: 8.3 km
  • Stations: TBD
  • Station Names: TBD

Visakhapatnam Tram Project

Total Network: 60.2 km | Project Period: 2023-2029

  • Line 1: NAD Junction - Pendurtin (10.2 km)
  • Line 2: Steel Plant - Anakapalli (18.20 km)
  • Line 3: Old Post Office - Rusikonda (15.40 km)
  • Line 3 (Extn): Rusikonda - Bheemili Beach (16.40 km)

Project Cost & Funding:

Phase   Project Cost    Funding By
    ₹15,933 crore     Govt. of India and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh

 Deadline: NA

Technical Information

  • Design Speed: NA
  • Average Speed: NA
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 25kV, 50Hz (OHE/OCS)
  • Signalling System: CBTC  
  • Rolling stock: NA

Major Contractors 

  • Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC): Feasibility Study and DPR Consultancy

Progress So Far



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