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Delhi Metro-Lifeline of The City

Delhi Metro is one of the best in the world. Set up as per global standards, the coaches have centralised air conditioning facilities, use state of the art technology and communication equipment and are automatically controlled.  Automatic control is exercised in processes like ticketing and checking of passengers; the first in the country. Entry and exit are facilitated by swiping of smart cards. There is no human intervention here. Trains are available every 3 minutes here making the passengers feeling absolutely thrilled. There are ample escalators in the stations. Passengers can easily hop over from the Metro to other modes of transport, as the metro trains are connected to other public transport systems. There are various feeder buses that operate to the Metro stations, in an aim to increase passengers travelling by metro trains. In a nutshell, the Delhi Metro has undoubtedly put Delhi on the global map for all the right reasons.

Ticket Options

Travel Card

Most of the travellers of metro trains use travel cards. These are issued for a minimum recharge amount of Rs.100 and maximum of Rs.1000. A refundable security deposit of  Rs.50 should be paid while buying these cards and a minimum of Rs.50 can be paid over and above the deposit to start using the travel card.

While refunding the travel cards, Rs.5 will be deducted from the sum of the balance and refundable deposit. The process is same irrespective of the fact whether the cards are damaged or in a good condition. In simple words, while returning the card, the user will get back Balance on card +refundable deposit- Rs.5 service fee. Some points to be kept in mind:

  • The refundable deposit remains at Rs.50 at all times.
  • Card is valid one year from the date it was brought or from the date it was recharged; later of the two
  • Renewal fee - Rs.5 at all times
  • Ticket reading machines in all metro stations can be used to check the value on the travel card at any point of time.

Tourist Card

These cards are best for travelling for short durations. These cards can be brought for a day or 3 days.

  • One day card – Value worth Rs.100
  • Three day card – Value worth Rs.250
  • Refundable deposit that will be returned upon getting back the card - Rs.50

Points to be noted while buying tokens are

  • Single Journey token is valid only for a one way journey
  • Tokens should be used on the same day on which they were bought. The distance of the destination determines the value of the tokens.
  • Minimum token value is Rs.8 and maximum token value is Rs.30.

Fare Calculator


One can find metro trains in Delhi right from 6AM to 11PM. During peak hours, the train frequency is a quick 3 minutes, whereas during normal hours, the frequency is around 12 mintues. Distance of 25km is covered quickly in 45 minutes (Dilshad Garden and Rithala), whereas a distance of 44km is covered in about 90 minutes (between Jehangirpuri and HUDA city centre). The distance between Noida city centre and Dwaraka Sector 21 is about 49km and the metro trains cover this within 90 minutes. Line IV that runs between Yamuna Bank and Anand Vihar covers about 6 km and the trains cover this distance within ten min. However, in this stretch, during peak hours, the trains are available every 6 minutes instead of 3 minutes which is the normal frequency. The route between Inderlok and Mundka stations are at distance of 15.15km from each other. This distance is covered within half an hour. Irrespective of peak and non-peak hours, the frequency of trains on this route is every 10 minutes.  Similarly it takes about half an hour to cover the distance between Central Secretariat and Bandarpur station that have a distance of 20.16km.

Airport Express Metro Line

  • Operation Timing - 05.00 hrs to 23.00 hrs
  • First Train from Dwarka Sector 21 towards New Delhi: 4:45 hrs
  • First Train from New Delhi towards Dwarka Sector 21: 5:00 hrs
  • Last Train from Dwarka Sector 21 towards New Delhi: 22:50 hrs
  • Last Train from New Delhi towards Dwarka Sector 21: 23:00 hrs

Route Map

Metro Parking

Parking Rate List

Contact Details

24 hrs DMRC Helpline number 155370, 011-22561231


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