Although the Delhi Metro is not the first in India but it can be said to be the first of its kind in the country. Constructed with utmost architectural brilliance and state of art facilities the Delhi metro is very different from the other metro rails in the world. Apart from being technologically sound the one thing that has been given prime importance within the Delhi metro is security.
The Delhi Metro railway is being constructed in Phases. Most of the routes under Phase 1 were completed before 2010. The second phase known as Phase II covers almost 79 stations and was successfully completed in 2010. The other projects in the pipeline are Phase III and IV which have a network spanning over 413 km and are expected to be ready by the end of 2020.
The Delhi metro stations have small kiosks which provide food and beverages to the commuters. Some stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, etc have big food outlets like McDonalds, Nirula's, Cafe coffee Day, etc. IRCTC has also opened a set of food kiosks which will serve traveling passengers with snacks and delicacies at reasonable rates. The kiosk will be called as "Food Track" and will offer light snacks and mini meals.
Delhi Railway Route Map
Line 1: Dilshad Garden - Rithala (Red Line)
The distance covered between Dilshad Garden - Rithala is 25.15 km. There are 21 stations on this route. The metro trains runs at a frequency of 4 minutes. The fare for traveling on this line ranges from Rs.8 to Rs.23.
Stations Covered in Line 1:
Dilshad Garden - Jhilmil - Mansarovar Park - Shahdara - Welcome - Seelampur - Shastri Park - Kashmere Gate - Tis Hazari - Pul Bangash - Pratap Nagar - Shastri Nagar - Inderlok - Kanhiya Nagar - Keshav Puram - Netaji Subhash Place - Kohat Enclave - Pitam Pura - Rohini East - Rohini West - Rithala
The Line - 1 was made operational in four stages:
- 25th December, 2002: Shahdara - Tis Hazari
- 4th October, 2003: Tis Hazari - Inderlok
- 1st April, 2004: Inderlok - Rithala
- 3rd June 2008: Dilshad Garden - Shahdara
Line 2: Jahangirpuri - Central Secretariat (Yellow Line)
Line 2 operating between Jahangirpuri - Central Secretariat covers a distance of 17.36 km. There are 15 stations on this route. The trains available on this line are generally available at a frequency of 8 minutes during peak hours. The cost of traveling on this route usually ranges from Rs.8 to Rs.19. The line was further extended from Central Secretariat to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon, Haryana.
Stations Covered in line 2:
Jahangirpuri - Adarsh Nagar - Azadpur - Model Town - GTB Nagar - Vishwa Vidyalaya - Vidhan Sabha - Civil Lines - Kashmere Gate - Chandni Chowk - Chawri Bazar - New Delhi Railway Station - Rajiv Chowk - Patel Chowk - Central Secretariat - Udyog Bhawan - Race Course - Jor Bagh - INA - AIIMS - Green Park - Hauz Khas - Malviya Nagar - Saket - Qutub Minar - Chhatarpur - Sultanpur - Ghitorni - Arjan Garh - Guru Dronacharya - Sikandarpur - MG Road - IFFCO Chowk - HUDA City Centre
The Line - 2 was made operational in five stages:
- 20th December, 2004: Vishwavidyalaya - Kashmere Gate
- 3rd July, 2005: Kashmere Gate - Central Secretariat
- 3rd February, 2009: Vishwavidyalaya - Jahangirpuri
- 21st June, 2010: HUDA City Centre - Qutab Minar
- 3rd September, 2010: Central Secretariat - Qutab Minar