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New look website for DMRC ahead of Games

Last Updated: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 23:04

New Delhi: Want information about Metro
stations, train timings and what DMRC has to offer you during
the Commonwealth Games?

Now, get these at the click of a mouse from tomorrow with
the Delhi Metro set to launch its new official website,
entirely different from the existing one.

The new website www.delhimetrorail.com is being hosted in
the government`s NIC server and its special feature is
interactivity.

With thousands of foreign tourists expected to throng the
national capital next month for the Games, DMRC Managing
Director E Sreedharan will tomorrow launch the website which
has a special section containing details about the Games,
metro stations and other information about the transport
system.

The new website 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 said.

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
information.

Though the idea to re-design the website was on the cards
for a long time, DMRC decided to re-launch it 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
London.

"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 spokesperson added.

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 various tourist attractions in the city along
with their Metro connectivity," the spokesperson said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 23:04

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