moving to delhi from Mumbai

#1 Jun 2nd, 2012, 00:04
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Hi friends.

Im from Mumbai and the reason ive come to this forum is (yup, u've got it right) because ill be staying in the capital for a considerable amount of time (to the tune of 2 to 3 years) for work.

Now before I begin, let me apologize if my post reeks of stereotypes. Im not from the North and (as is natural) hence my information about Delhi and the north in general is a mixture of some prior experience, hearsay and stereotypes. So please feel free to guide me (thats what im here for )

Ive heard and ive also felt (on my very short previous visits) that Delhi as a whole is not "as safe as" mumbai, especially for women. May be because of its sheer size compared to mumbai (which is like 1/3rd and has more people thereby leaving hardly, if any desolate stretch) and some sections of the society there (I personally feel) are rather too uncouth.

Keeping this in mind and considering me, being in the IT sector, would have to, at times come home late, where should I opt to stay? My workplace is at sector 64, Noida. And I cannot pay more than 8K a month

Additionally, I would want to stay somewhere close to the Jamia Milia islamia university, as I wish to enroll in arabic calligraphy classes during weekends perhaps. I would also perhaps want to take sunday as a day to explore the city. Which parts of the city are sure shot no go areas, which are somewhere in the middle (as risks go, something like central park in NYC, where if you venture out after dark, you may or may not get mugged/shot/stabbed???) and which ones are absolutely safe? And what if you have a woman around with you?

I am keen to hear. Before posting more questions, i'd be glad if my thread atleast got started so I can perhaps refine my questions to make it easier to converge on a given locality.

Keen to hear...
#2 Jun 5th, 2012, 18:07
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1. Yes, Delhi is a lot less safe than Mumbai. Especially during night - to women for obvious reasons and to all others because of rash and/or drunk driving.
2. If your work timings are going to be variable and late night then rent an apartment nearby. The paying guest rates in most parts of Delhi are around 8K-10K per month per person (mostly inclusive of breakfast and dinner; you get a room of around 300 Sq ft with attached bath).
3. The metro has made traveling in Delhi a lot easier. So traveling on weekends should not be a problem.
#3 Jun 8th, 2012, 10:54
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Hi there.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Originally Posted by freelance View Post 1. Yes, Delhi is a lot less safe than Mumbai. Especially during night - to women for obvious reasons and to all others because of rash and/or drunk driving.
Any specific places that I should avoid after dark?

2. If your work timings are going to be variable and late night then rent an apartment nearby. The paying guest rates in most parts of Delhi are around 8K-10K per month per person (mostly inclusive of breakfast and dinner; you get a room of around 300 Sq ft with attached bath).
Have you had any experience with any realtors in Noida? If yes could you point me to some who are trustworthy? (Don't worry I won't catch you later in case something doesn't turn as expected . And in case you don't want to share it over an open forum, send me a message. Thanks again)

3. The metro has made traveling in Delhi a lot easier. So traveling on weekends should not be a problem.
Thats one good thing. When does the metro service stop and start? From what time does it start getting eerie and empty?

Thanks in advance for your help
#4 Jun 8th, 2012, 20:15
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1. Drunk drivers are everywhere on Delhi streets! Although one may argue that drunk driving happens everywhere, in Delhi it is far more prevalent. I have never seen a single traffic police in Gurgaon (I stayed there for about 6 months and drove around a lot) and in Delhi after 10PM.
2. No idea in Noida. For PG accomodation, search on Sulekha, justdial etc. Don't talk to brokers; unlike Mumbai, in Delhi getting a place is much easier and better to avoid brokerage.
3. Metro services are shut between 11PM and 5AM. (Yes, I know, they are not as efficient as Mumbai locals yet.)
#5 Jun 19th, 2012, 10:10
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1. Delhi and gurgoaon both have a lot of traffics cops with breathlyzers..there was newspiece about it in the papers recently. I have met a lot of people who are paranoid about delhi but it really is not so unsafe that people don't or shouldn't go out after 9 and people are definitely not playing carmageddon on the streets of delhi.
2. I agree if you're staying in a PG then no need to pay brokerage. PG's have their flyers pasted all over the place. There are also a lot of websites such as sulekha and justdial ..
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