Sportslovers will not have to struggle hard to reach venues of the Commonwealth Games as all of them barring one will be connected to the Delhi Metro routes.
The Phase-II of the Delhi Metro will provide easy Metro connectivity to 10 of the 11 venues of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. With its current operational network of 74.56 kms, the Metro lines passing near by the Games venues to be opened by September next year, will increase its network to 190 kms.
"The DMRC will ensure that nine out of the 10 venues where the Games are to be held, besides the Games Village
itself, are within two kms from a Metro station," Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal told PTI.
Of the 11 venues, three of them -- the Games Village, Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium and Delhi University -- will
have direct access to Metro stations.
Giving a fillip to its preparations, the Metro will also increase the number of its feeder buses operating in parts of the city for easy connectivity to the Games venues.
The Games Village, where the athletes will reside, is adjacent to the Akshardham Metro station on Indraprastha-New
Ashok Nagar line which is scheduled to be opened by August.
"DMRC is working overtime to ensure that means of travel to different venues of the Commonwealth Games will be in place well in time," Dayal said.