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Delhi Metro is much successful as compared to metro trains of other cities. Though, Kolkata was the first Indian City to have Metro train system but it has low ridership as compared to Delhi Metro. Another close competitor is Mumbai local train which has high ridership but is not as sophisticated as Delhi Metro. Delhi too has its suburban railway but it is not much popular among commuters.
Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow are other towns with the Metro rapid transit system in India. Metro stations in these towns are only new and have no large area to cover and thus, low riderships. Here are some of the great benefits of travelling with Delhi Metro :-
1 Air Conditioning
Delhi Metro’s Air conditioning works in scorching summers as well as chilly winters, temperature is maintained at 25 degree celsius and humidity at 60%. This mode of transportation is much preferred over other mediums like buses etc.
2 Fuel Prices, Saves Money
Unlike everyday fluctuating Petrol or Diesel Prices, Delhi Metro’s ticket price is almost fixed doesn’t change often and is pocket friendly too. Most of the people prefer it even over their own vehicles and Cab or Taxi Service. There is no such peak pricing in Delhi Metro as compared to normally seen in Cab Services like Ola or Uber. Using Metro Card can further help you save 10% on your travel. Additionally there is 10% extra off when you travel on Sunday and holidays.
3 Reduction in number of Vehicles
Imagine a single day without Metro Train, it would sound like a nightmare, Delhi Metro has helped keeping thousands or even lacs of vehicles off the road. No doubt it has helped reducing the number of vehicles on the road and hence contributing towards “No Road accidents” too.
4 Saves Time
Delhi Metro saves ample amount of Time by avoiding traffic jams on roads, it is very rare that Delhi Metro gets late due to some technical faults or extreme weather conditions. Commute time by Metro train is almost fixed and does not have any fluctuations.
5 Reserved seats for Ladies, Senior Citizen
Delhi Metro coach has reserved seats for Ladies and Senior Citizens. Not only reserved seat, it has seperate coach for Women riders, which gives a sense of security to Women.
Delhi Metro has maximum security checks and scanning. It also ensures quick response time too when in trouble. It is comparatively secure in terms of possible terrorist attacks and road accidents.
7 Common Meeting Point
Friends or colleague boarding metro through different stations can meet during their travel very easily in the train and can travel together. Snacks Counter at Metro Stations like Chayos or Mc Donalds etc are often preferred as meeting point too.
8 Connects Delhi NCR together
Delhi Metro connects Delhi to its adjoining cities too like Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad, Ghaziabad. At some point of time before Delhi Metro, it was a tough task to commute to these parts of Delhi NCR via public transport but with the arrival of Delhi Metro, it has become much easier now.
These were the few Benefits of commuting via Delhi Metro, in case you too have some reasons to travel in it, please share with us via comments section.