New Delhi: DMRC sells ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ from selected Metro stations
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, DMRC has started selling of ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ from its selected Metro stations through dedicated counters from today. These Smart Cards which will be sold till 13th of this month, has been launched 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 Delhi.
The 36 stations where these cards will be sold through dedicated counters include Kashmere Gate, Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi, Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, ITO and Supreme Court metro stations.
The ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ will be available in two categories of One-Day Validity and Three-Day Validity cards, offering unlimited rides in the Metro network. The One-day validity Tourist Smart Card will be available for 200 rupees. The three-day validity card will be available for 500 rupees. Our correspondent reports that this amount also includes a refundable security deposit of 50 rupees.
Besides unlimited rides, these Tourist Smart Cards are of great benefit to tourists as they can seamlessly travel in the entire network from the first train to the last train service available for the day.
There are no penalties or surcharges levied on Tourist Smart Cards on account of instances like Entry or exit mismatch, overstay in the system, and overstepping.
Delhi Metro, which is ranked among one of the largest Metro systems in the world is well connected to almost all the prominent tourist destinations in the city like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple, and Kalkaji Temple, to name a few. Tourists can seamlessly reach these tourist places by travelling on various corridors of the Delhi Metro by using these cards.
Tourists can also download the ‘Delhi Metro Rail’ app for more details on the network to plan their journeys. The App also includes a dedicated section on the home page by the name of ‘Tour Guide’ where they can find the list of all stations and tourist places nearby. Tourist Smart Cards are also available at all Metro stations Except Airport Express Line across the network. Anyone who wants to explore the city can avail these cards from the stations any time during the day