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#46 May 4th, 2018, 01:42
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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post If I top up to 750 or so immediately, how long will that get me going? Lets say a return trip every day from Hauz Khas to Connaught or maybe cpl stations beyond
You can work it out here:

http://www.delhimetrorail.com/metro-...hKFHaX0OWKUlld
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One trip Rajiv Chowk to Hauz Khas will cost 30 Rs. With card you get 10% discount. The longest possible tour will cost you 60 Rs for one tour. So no problems with loaded card for 750 Rs.
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What Metro card to buy?

So assuming somewhere between 50-100 rupaye per day means abt 1000 as initial deposit (staying 2w) is adequate. Will then see how quickly my credit evaporates. Prob will last throughout. No problem if a few hundred remain. I’ll be back ;-)
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DMRC Card information

Today I took these two photographs at Rajiv Chawk metro station (connaught place), describing how to top-up the smart cards, and the rules for refund.

And today I was travelling in Metro, scheduled for an interchange from yellow line to violet line at central secretariat station to reach ITO. But Violet line was closed due to technical snag (though I guess it was due to security reasons or VIP movement, there were lots of heavily armed security personnel along with sniffer dogs). So again I had to come back to yellow line platform and board next metro to reach Rajiv Chawk, and walk!!!

Pathetic service!!! Daily commuters can only understand the pain.
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I normally don't have any major problems commuting by the metro. I prefer it over Uber due to the congestion on the road. The metro is very crowded in the morning and evening rush hours but that's the only downside. In general, I find the users well behaved and the service very reliable - I use blue and yellow lines. I do feel that under recovery of costs will impact the system adversely, raising charges is a partial solution - more effective utilization through reduced frequency in off peak hours would work better.
I believe if there are systems that I'd avoid - those would be the Kolkata metro (air-conditioning failure) and Jaipur (starts nowhere and ends nowhere).
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Didn't want to stick this in an old dusty thread. Mods feel free to move it around.

This may be useful for the tourist crown in Delhi.
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What Metro card to buy?

Can I buy metro card at the metro station in Terminal1 IGI?
Flying in on tuesday, and taking the subway towards haus khas from there. Might as well get my card there. Can i do there as well?
Can i pay credit card or cash only?
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Originally Posted by mchp92 View Post Can I buy metro card at the metro station in Terminal1 IGI?
Flying in on tuesday, and taking the subway towards haus khas from there. Might as well get my card there. Can i do there as well?
Can i pay credit card or cash only?
You can buy a metro card at the IGI airport metro station at Terminal 3 and use it on the airport line. Before you can use it on other lines it has to be "endorsed" at customer care at a metro station. I presume you will change at New Delhi Railway Station. Get it done there before boarding the Yellow Line to Hauz Khas.

The alternative would be to take the bus to Terminal 1 and take the Magenta Line from there. it goes directly to Hauz Khas.
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Mchp92 wants to buy the dmrc card from terminal 1 metro station. Yes, you can do it. And the magenta line goes to hauz khas station. If you wish to change to yellow line you have to walk about 700-800 meters for interchange.
Update: recently I availed the pink line. Life has become easy for the shopaholics. Now we have a metro station in south ex and next to it Lajpat Nagar
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What Metro card to buy?

Thanks all
Yes i will take shuttle from T3 to T1 and after getting my metro card there (thanks for confirming) I will train on to IIT or HK station which are both close to where I am staying in HK
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