CWG run-up: A new interactive website for Delhi Metro

What is Delhi Metro`s plan for commuters and tourists during the Commonwealth Games?

Updated: Aug 23, 2010, 21:34 PM IST

New Delhi: What is Delhi Metro`s plan
for commuters and tourists during the Commonwealth Games?
It is a completely re-designed website, whose special
feature is interactivity, and a special information booklet
containing all necessary details about the Games extravaganza
and the city, besides providing connectivity to almost all the
11 stadias that hosts the games.

With thousands of foreign tourists expected to throng
the national capital in October, the Delhi Metro will soon
launch its re-designed interactive website with a special
section which will have details about the Games, metro
stations and other information about the transport system.

The completely revamped website, which would be hosted
on the government server NIC instead of the existing private
one, will serve as a single-stop shop for details regarding
the Delhi Metro.

"The website will have an interactive route map,
automatic fare calculator and details of tourist attractions
along the Metro corridor," a Delhi Metro spokesperson told

The spokesperson said there will be a special section
titled `Commonwealth Games 2010` to provide details about the
event, its association with Metro, connectivity and other

Though the idea to re-design the website was on the
cards for a long time, DMRC decided to relaunch during the
Commonwealth Games as Metro anticipates many people will use
the new age transport systems to reach the sport venues to
watch the games.

To make the website attractive and give it an elegant
look, Delhi Metro officials studied the sites of other leading
sub-way systems in the country like Hong Kong, Singapore and

"We took some lessons from there. The main idea was to
provide all details to commuters and tourists about the
network at the click of a mouse. The website designing is at
the final stages and will be launched by the end of this
month," the spokesperson added.

Besides, the website will also have a ticker which
will display important announcements and notices regarding
Metro for the convenience of the passengers.

The spokesperson said once the website is relaunched,
every department will have a nodal officer who will decide
what kind of content will be placed on the website.

The Metro will also bring out a special Commonwealth
Games booklet to provide all the necessary information to the
commuters during the games.
"The comprehensive booklet will not only carry
information about the various corridors and stations, but will
also have details about the various tourist attractions of the
city along with their Metro connectivity," the spokesperson