G20 Summit: Delhi Metro introduces 'tourist smart cards' for delegates, international visitors
Ahead of the upcoming G20 Summit, scheduled to take place in New Delhi this weekend, the Delhi Metro has introduced "tourist smart cards" to facilitate the G20 delegates and international visitors who might be interested in exploring the prominent tourist places of the capital city.
The Delhi Metro has introduced "tourist smart cards" for a limited period, starting September 4, 2023, to facilitate the G20 delegates and international visitors who might be interested in exploring the prominent tourist places of the capital city as they arrive in New Delhi. The development comes days ahead of the G20 Summit, scheduled to be held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.
Here are 10 things to know about the Delhi Metro's tourist smart cards for G2 delegates and international tourists:
- The tourist smart card will be available for a period of 10 days, starting September 4.
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- The smart card will be available at designated counters at select Metro stations.
- The smart card will be offered in two validity options: one day and three days.
- While the smart card with a validity period of one day is priced at Rs 200, that with a three-day validity card is available for Rs 500. The amount includes a refundable security deposit of Rs 50.
- In addition to unlimited rides in the Delhi Metro, the card will provide tourists with the convenience of traversing the entire network from the first train to the last train service available for the day.
- No penalty or surcharge is applied to the smart card for situations such as entry or exit mismatches, or extended stays within the network.
- Delhi Metro, the country's largest Metro network that, offers extensive connectivity to nearly all of the city's prominent tourist destinations, including landmarks such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, and Kalkaji.
- Travelers can effortlessly access these tourist spots by utilising the various Metro corridors with these cards.
- Additionally, tourists can download the Delhi Metro Rail app for comprehensive network information to plan their journeys. The app features a dedicated 'tour guide' section on its homepage, listing all stations and nearby tourist attractions.
- The tourist smart card will also be available at all Metro stations across the network (excluding the Airport Express Line). Anyone interested in exploring the city can acquire the card at any station throughout the day.
Here's a list of stations with dedicated tourist smart card counters during the 10 day period, ending September 13:
- Kashmere Gate
- Chandni Chowk
- Chawri Bazar
- New Delhi
- Rajiv Chowk
- Patel Chowk
- Central Secretariat
- Udyog Bhawan
- Lok Kalyan Marg
- Jor Bagh
- Dilli haat – INA
- Lal Quila
- Jama Masjid
- Delhi Gate
- Mandi House
- Khan Market
- 19. JLN Stadium
- Lajpat Nagar
- Barakhamba Road
- Ramakrishana Ashram Marg
- Supreme Court
- South Extension
- Sarojini Nagar
- Qutub Minar
- Hauz Khas
- Nehru Place
- alkaji Mandir
- Terminal 1 IGI Airport
- Karol Bagh
The upcoming G20 Summit is scheduled in New Delhi on September 9 and September 10. The Summit will bring together leaders from 19 nations along with representation from the European Union. The primary agenda of the G20 Summit will revolve around discussions on shared concerns, including trade and climate change.