Cheapest and Fastest local transportation in Delhi
The Delhi Metro train is cheapest and undoubtedly the fastest way to travel in and around Delhi. The metro train is the equivalent of local subway transportation in major cities abroad. Metro stations and trains are relatively clean and secure. The New Delhi railway station is connected to a Metro station and travelers can walk from New Delhi railway station to the Metro train station in a matter of minutes. Those traveling to Delhi by train can also easily use the Metro train to reach their final destination in Delhi easily. Reaching the station is a short walk from the main New Delhi railway station.
How to Reach the Metro train station from New Delhi railway station
New Delhi station has two main exits on opposite side. They are the Pahargaqnj exit and the Ajmeri Gate exit. The Airport Metro Express line starts at the New Delhi Metro Station, located opposite New Delhi Railway Station.. Now passengers can even use the Delhi Metro train to go to the Delhi airport in a matter of minutes. The Delhi Airport Metro Express starts form New Delhi Metro Station and terminates at Terminal 3 of Delhi airport. Most international flights from Delhi leave from terminal 3, however if you are traveling by a domestic airline you may have to transfer to a bus from terminal 3 to get to terminal 1.Some airlines have set up check in counters at New Delhi Metro station and Shivaji Stadium station so as to allow Airport Metro Express users to check-in their baggage and then take the Airport Metro Express to the airport.Those who intend to take the Metro train to travel locally within Delhi, after alighting at the main New Delhi Station should make sure they use the AJMERI Gate exit. Delhi railway station has 12 platforms, this exit is towards platform number 12. If you find your self walking towards platform number 1 then you are going in the opposite direction.The Metro station station is accessible when you exit from the Ajmeri Gate exit. Once you exit the gate you can just walk across to the Metro station.Tickets for the metro train (called tokens) can be bought at the entrance of metro train stations. There are self explanatory maps that are color coded to help you to the proper train and platform. There are currently four sectors for metro trains and each train sector route is color coded to make it easier to understand. The colors used are Red, Yellow, Blue and Violet. Sometimes depending on the direction of your destination a change of train may be required en-route. Check the color coded maps and see at which station the train routes intersect as this will be the station where you may have to change trains to get to your destination. Free pocket size maps are also provided at the ticket booths of most metro stations. Take one and keep it for future reference.
Luggage Restrictions on Delhi Metro Trains
Large pieces of luggage are not allowed on Delhi Metro trains. Small baggage containing personal belongings not exceeding 60 centimeters (cm) x 45 cm x 25 cm in size and 15 kg in weight are usually permitted. Expect to get your luggage X-rayed at the entrance of all metro stations.