The Comforts of Travelling on the Delhi Metro Route

by admin on November 16, 2012

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Delhi MetroThere’s lots of ways to travel in Delhi. From luxury class to budget class; Delhi has two parts, Old Delhi and New Delhi, separated by the Old Fort, the Kashmere Gate, Delhi Gate, Ajmeri Gate, north of which was ruled by the Mughal dynasties. New Delhi is the organized part of the city built during the British colonial era.

Since most the roads are crowded and parking spaces are very difficult to find, the closest you can get to Limousine kinds of travel is probably a Mercedes ‘C’ or ‘E’ class. However, it would be far more convenient, to hire a car, GPS attached Honda City or a more spacious Toyota Innova with a well groomed, Delhi intimate, English speaking driver. Smaller cars like the Tata Indica or Indigo, can move more swiftly through the congested roadways of Delhi, and quickly find places to park.

For the intrepid or budget class visitors in Delhi, the Delhi Metro Railway is the biggest boon, as they travel through the National Capital Region of India and really takes the cake, it moves you through Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, as well as Delhi itself. If you are just a visitor, travel either before or after the peak hours in order avoid the crushing feeling. During non–peak hours, you should get a train every 10-12 minutes.  Timings are from 6 am to 11pm and all stations have detailed maps near the entrances to guide you further.

For Tourists: There are various metro stations at like the Qutab Minar, Hauz Khas, Kashmere Gate for those into monuments and if you are into temples you can get off at Kalka Ji, Chattarpur, Akshardham and many more.

 Current routes: Phases I and 2 are complete, with more than 145 stations on Delhi Metro route, with total length of 193 km and fully operational and more sections are under construction. So far there are Six sections demarcated as:   

  • The Red Line section takes you from Dilashad Gardens to Rithala with 21 stations in between.
  • The Yellow Line section takes you from Jahagirpuri to HUDA City Centre with 34 stations in between.
  • The Blue Line section takes you from Noida City Centre with 44 stations in between and is cross linked with the Yamuna Bank to Vaishali with 8 sections in between.
  • The Green Line section takes you from Inderlok to Mundka with 8 stations in between and cross linked with Kirti Nagar and Ashok Park Main with just 2 stations in between.Delhi Metro Map
  • The Violet Line Section  takes you from the Central Secretariat to Badarpur
  •  Delhi Airport Metro (The Airport Express) takes you from New Delhi to Dwarka Sector with 6 stations in between.

Log on to their website to get more details and the nearest place you want to visit, all stations have detailed maps of where you are and which route to follow, there are interactive maps too so that you know the exact timings and the fare.  The cost for travelling on the Delhi Metro starts at Rs.8 minimum and max fare is just Rs.30. You also opt for a Tourist Card, Student Card or a Smart Card so that you don’t have stand in line to buy normal tickets and go directly to the stations. To ease travelling further, DMRC has set up several feeder bus services at most busy stations to get you nearer to your destination.

For all your information needs, all trains have sockets for charging your cell phones and lap tops and are Wi-Fi enabled. There are emergency medical facilities available too, at all stations. Due to security reasons, there is a security check both electronic and manually and your luggage goes through further electronic surveillance on a conveyor belt. So try to travel with minimal baggage and do not carry inflammables. As a good citizen, you should not litter or spit any place in the Metro property as it carries a heavy penalty.

Next time, we will bring you the story of travelling by bus in Delhi.

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  • Rajesh

    No doubt Delhi Metro has become life line for city. Before starting metro service daily passenger are in trouble because of traffic jam. Metro service is helpful to save time and money. We can say that Delhi meto is God gift for daily passengers

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