New Metro lines and tourist destinations

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#1 Jun 24th, 2010, 22:28
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Following really helpful advice on this forum regarding the fact that the new INA metro station will be excellent for getting to Dilli Haat, would be grateful for thoughts on which other markets and other tourist attractions will soon be able to be accessed easliy by the metro rather than taxi/auto
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Mod note (added June 2014): it appears that some of the distances given here could be inaccurate. Please jump to this post by uditnhe for a more detailed guide to visiting the sights of Delhi by metro.

All major tourist destinations and markets will be connected by Metro from August/Sept

TOURIST SPOTS
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Akshardham Temple - 100 m from Akshardham metro station
Qutub Minar - 100 m from Qutub Minar metro station
Red fort - 100 m from Chandni Chowk metro station
Jama Masjid - 500 m from Chandni Chowk metro station
Old Fort(Purana Qila)- 300 m from Pragati Maidan metro station
Humayun's Tomb - 3 km from Pragati Maidan Metro station
Lotus (Bahai) Temple - 50 m from Kalkaji metro station
Safdarjung Tomb - 50 m from Jor Bagh metro station
Lodhi Gardens - 100m from Lodhi Colony metro station

MARKETS
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Connaught Place - 0 km from Rajiv Chowk metro station
Janpath/Cottage Industries Emporium - 100 m from pallika Bazaar exit of Rajiv Chowk station.
INA /Dilli Haat - 0 km from INA metro station
Khan Market - 0 km from Khan Market metro station
Chandni Chowk - Chandni Chowk metro station
Sarojini Nagar Market - 2 km from INA metro station
Lajpat Nagar Market - 500 m from Lajpat Nagar Metro station
Defence Colony Market - 200m from Lajpat nagar market
Nehru Place - 0 km from Nehru Place station.
Greater Kailash N- Block market - 500 m from Moolchand Metro station.
South Extension Market - 200 m from AIIMS /INA metro station
Hauz Khas Village - 200 m from Hauz Khas station
Mall clusters of Gurgaon / Noida and Shivaji district centres fed by DT City Centre / Sec 18 / Rajouri Garden metro stations respectively.
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Nice post, Amalfi.
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yes, brilliant, what a difference that will make. Thanks very much, I'm sure this will be useful info for many travellers
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thank you !! Very helpful. I'm looking forward to seeing the Connaught stop AFYER the rubble is cleared.
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Not just CP, whole of Delhi is littered with rubbles & debris, all in the name of beautifying the city ahead of Common Wealth games. Going to CP & negotiating the dug up patches is like going for a dangerous trek!!!!
Any way back to the topic, the metro construction has more & less stuck to its original plans and things are almost on schedule.
The Central Secretaria metro staion is at walking distance from Rashtrapati Bhawan & India gate.
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In June 110 heat, we sat in a terrible traffic jam coming from the south into New Delhi (started just after Faridabad). Then we saw a sign that said something like "Working today for progrress tomorrow" (I'll look for the photo.) I'm not sure that was of much comfort, especially to those people in cars without air conditioning!
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You must have got caught in traffic jam near Badarpur border due to metro rail construction work. That line is going to be operational by August and traffic would become very smooth. Metro has indeed changed the life in this city.
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Thank you for identifying, Jyot. If i can figure out way to post digital photos of that traffic jam, will do! Yes, you are exactly right, there was work both on the ground and above us. The car driver predicted it would all be done by summer's end, and other projects done by September prior to Commonwealth games. I love Delhi--this is a good reason to return for a longer visit. ANd gtaht new airport is going to be excellent!
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Originally Posted by rebeccam View Post Thank you for identifying, Jyot. If i can figure out way to post digital photos of that traffic jam, will do! Yes, you are exactly right, there was work both on the ground and above us. The car driver predicted it would all be done by summer's end, and other projects done by September prior to Commonwealth games. I love Delhi--this is a good reason to return for a longer visit. ANd gtaht new airport is going to be excellent!
" I love Delhi " Very few travellers say this rebeccam, the new airport terminal is really awsome, got to see it to believe and next time you come you will take the metro airport express line, in CP in 22 minutes!!!!
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Metro Rail connections

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We, a group of a few senior citizens, will be arriving at Delhi Airport around 10 AM in the late September, 2010. From Airport,we need to go to : (1) Old Delhi Railway Station, or (2) Lajpat Nagar and/or (3) Anand Vihar ISBT. We understand that Delhi Metro will be fully operational before CWG. If it is so, can we take Metro from the Domestic Airport to go to those places? Please suggest route, name of the destination stations etc. Thanks.
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Metro has changed the travel time and reduced the parking woes in the markets of Delhi. Hopefully when all these metro become functional by September and october accessibility and travel time will decrease drastically.
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Are all these routes open to passengers now?
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Which Route ?
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust
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I want to know about the routes given by AMALFI.Its an excellent and highly informative note.
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