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Hop on to Delhi Metro, explore city’s riches

delhi Updated: Apr 21, 2012 02:50 IST
Subhendu Ray

Want to visit all major places of tourist interest in Delhi comfortably and economically? Delhi Metro will soon be your most preferred option.

With Metro's expansion under phase 3, which will be operational in 2016, Delhi Metro will connect almost all major tourists' spots in the city.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also plans to conduct tours for domestic and international tourist groups. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/4/21_04_pg4d.jpg

Delhi metro, which already provides connectivity to some of the famous tourist spots, will connect all important destinat ions after the next phase is complete.

The new destinations would include Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb among others. While Jama Masjid and Red Fort will have dedicated stations on the Central Secretariat - Kashmere Gate corridor, Hazrat Nizamuddin station on the Mukundpur - Shiv Vihar corridor will be near Humayun's Tomb.

Lotus Temple will also have direct connectivity from Noida and many other areas on the Outer Ring Road with the construction of Janakpuri West - Botanical Garden corridor, which will have an interchange station at Kalkaji.

"We are going to tie up with the Delhi International airport, all important hotels, tourism offices of different states and also international tourism offices to promote the concept of visiting tourist spots by the Metro,” said Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesperson.

Delhi Metro also plans to open kiosks across the city to promote and sell tourist cards priced at Rs 100 for a day and R250 for three days. The first such kiosk is at Firozshah Kotla.