Getting Around Delhi

Welcome to Delhi! Given below are a few options that might help you in commuting during your stay in Delhi.

Reaching conference venue India Habitat Center (IHC)-

Please use Gate Nr 3 of IHC to enter for your convenience. Google Maps location- https://goo.gl/maps/3miMus8jEwtVwFNp7

If you take the metro to come to IHC, get down at Jor Bagh (on Yellow Line of Delhi Metro) or Khan Market (Violet Line of Delhi Metro) and take an auto (Rs40-50) to get to IHC. Download the metro map here.

Metro

Delhi Metro is, clearly, the quickest, affordable and one of the best ways to get around Delhi. The network boasts of AC coaches, one coach in each metro being reserved for women, and an average frequency of one metro every five minutes. You can either get a token or a smart card in lieu of cash for travelling via metro, the minimum recharge value for the cards being ₹200 (in addition to ₹100 for procuring a new card). Fare for the journey depends on the distance covered. 

You can download the route map http://delhimetrorail.com/otherdocuments/922/English_Map_121.pdf for Delhi Metro on your smartphones, check the official website or get a hard copy from any of the metro stations. 

Download Delhi-NCR metro app for Android phones- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.data.metro.services&hl=en_IN

Download Delhi-NCR metro app for Apple phones- https://apps.apple.com/in/app/delhi-ncr-metro/id492198709

(Source: Times of India)

Auto Rickshaws

These yellow and green three-wheelers are the best way to get around the city for short distances. They’re quick, cheap and can navigate around busy traffic easier than cars. The minimum starting fare for the autos is Rs. 25 (£0.30) for the first two kilometres, and after that it’s Rs. 8 (£0.10) per kilometre. Night fares are an additional 25% of the fare, and if you have a big luggage you might be charged a little extra. However, most drivers refuse to travel by the metre. If they know you’re a tourist, there’s every chance they’ll quote a much higher price. If that happens, check the distance to your destination and calculate the approximate fare and then negotiate with the driver. 

(Source: https://theculturetrip.com)

Private/shared cabs 

A number of private cab operators or cab sharing service providers, including Uber, Ola and Easy Cabs, operate in Delhi. Perfect for anyone eager for a more comfortable and private mode of transport, these can be hailed via their official website or downloadable mobile applications. Fares are set on a per km basis, receipts of which are sent to the user on their registered e-mails IDs and mobile phones.

There’s also a women-only taxi service called Women on Wheels from Azad Foundation. A few women-exclusive cab operators have also launched their services in Delhi, including Sakha Cabs for Women (+91-9278708-888/+91-9999193004) and ForShe Cabs (+91-11-44222222/+91-11-44333222). Such services have only women chauffeurs for their cabs. 

(Source: Times of India)

Radio taxis

There are a number of radio taxis available in Delhi, such as Meru Cab, Mega Cab and Easy Cab. You will need a local mobile number to book any of these online. At the airport, find radio taxi booths as soon as you exit, from where you can book your ride. They’re reliable and efficient for travelling around the city. The current fare is Rs. 23 (£0.26) per kilometre flagfall, then Rs. 69 for the first three kilometres, and Rs. 23 per kilometre thereafter.

(Source : https://theculturetrip.com)