If Mumbai could take pride in its local trains, Delhi has taken transportation to another level with the widespread and well organised Metro line. The Delhi Metro is being run by the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation). This enormous infrastructural challenge has been completed by E. Sreedharan. At present, the total length of the Metro line is 213 km, and stations are divided across 6 colour coded lines.
Stations in North East Delhi are located on the Red Line. This includes major areas such as Shahdara, Dilshad Garden, Seelampur, Shastri Nagar and Jhilmil. Other than North East Delhi, this route also covers areas in North West and North Delhi. The entire line has been built in an elevated manner.
Each line has one or more stations where you can change from one line to another. On the Red Line, one can get off at either Kashmere Gate or Inder Lok for the same. Kashmere Gate station is a major junction not just for the Metro train, but for bus travellers as well, being next to an Inter State Bus Terminus (I.S.B.T.)
There are two options for buying tokens to ride the Metro. Either one can buy a single token for moving from point A to point B. The other option is to purchase a prepaid card and recharge it at the counter or at vendor machines in the station.
If you have been to Delhi and still not experienced this transport wonder, do that soon!