TRANSPORTATION IN NEW DELHI
Buses are the most popular means of transport catering to about 60% of the total demand The state-owned Delhi
Transport Corporation (DTC) is a major bus service provider for the city. Delhi Transport Corporation operates
many routes not-only in Delhi, but also many inter-states routes. The mofussil buses operate around 34 depots.
and the inter-state buses operate from the three inter-state bus terminals from the India Gate.
Delhi Transport Corporation services in New Delhi has vastly distributed network of bus services. It connects
almost every part of Delhi with this network of buses. The most Prominent of these being Mudrika Seva and the
Bahri Mudrika Seva services interconnecting all parts of the city with a great frequency of buses until
approximately 10:30 p.m. DTC has been helping Delhi Metro to connect Delhi City better by operating new bus
routes connecting commuters in areas surrounding the metro stations for a better city experience. The DTC now
operates the world's largest fleet of environment-friendly CNG buses.
Delhi Metro, operated by the Delhi Metro Rail corporation ltd.
A world class metro system has been instituted in New Delhi. In order to meet the transport demand in Delhi,
the State and Union government started the construction of a mass rapid transit system, including the
Delhi Mass rapid Transport System As of 2007, the metro operates three lines with a total length of 65 kilometres
and 59 stations while several other lines are under construction.
Taxi & Rickshaw
Auto rickshaws are one of the most popular means of public transportation in Delhi.
Rickshaws are popular in New Delhi. Since they run on CNG, they are environmentally-friendly and a quick way
to get around. They are usually green and yellow. A rickshaw ride usually costs Rs. 50.
Taxis are not as prevalent in New Delhi as rickshaws. The black and yellow coloured taxis tend to be more
expensive, but hold more luggage and passengers.
Private vehicles account for 30% of the total demand for transport At 1922.32 km of road length per 100 km2,
Delhi has one of the highest road densities in India Delhi is well connected to other parts of India by five National
Highways 1, 2, 8, 10 and 24. Roads in New Delhi are maintained by MCD, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board,
Public Works Department (PWD) and Delhi Development Athourity.
Railways served only 1% of the local traffic until 2003 However Delhi is a major junction in the Indian Railways
and is the headquarters of theNorthern Railways. The four main railway stations areOld Delhi Railway Station,
Nizzamiddin Railway Station,Sahai Raholi and the New Delhi Railway station.
INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IGI) is situated in the southwestern corner of Delhi and
serves for domestic and international connections. In 2005–06, the IGI airport recorded a traffic of more than
8.5 million passengers making it one of the busiest airports in South Asia. Safdarjung Airport is the other airfield
in Delhi used General Aviation Purposes.While it caters most of the international and domestic flights across the globe,
and has direct or indirect flight connection with most of the global city's.