Now it will be easier for Delhiites and visitors to the national capital to plan their commute via Delhi metro with the re-launch today of its website which has additional features like information of first and last trains from all stations on the network. The site was formally unveiled by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh in the presence of other senior officials.
According to DMRC, the decision to revamp the site was taken as it had "emerged as one of the primary sources of information for people planning to travel by Delhi metro". Another factor might have been the 11 lakh hits received on the site in December 2014 alone and that too from users from around the globe, not just India.
The revamped website will now also provide commuters with information of the fare, route, intervening stations, interchange points and travel time between any two stations on the network and is accessible on a tablet or smartphone.
Earlier only the first and last train timings of respective corridors were available, but now the first and last train timings from each station can be checked by the commuters, DMRC said in a press release. Apart from that commuters can also check the site for details of availability of ATMs at Metro stations.
"All other relevant information such as network map, parking facilities, feeder bus routes, Airport Express line details, lost and found facility, Metro Police stations details etc have also been provided," the release said. DMRC has also invited feedback from commuters regarding their travel experience by putting up a survey option on the site.
"Micro sites on DMRC's training institute as well as the Metro Museum are also attached with the site," the release added. Websites of other metro systems in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and London "were thoroughly studied" prior to re-design of the DMRC site.