Buses are the most common way to travel around the city. They are fairly reliable and are one of the most economical ways to travel within the city too. Indeed Delhi boasts of the World's largest eco-friendly CNG bus service.
Regular bus services are available from inter-state bus terminals in the city. The services are extended to all the northern states and the neighbouring areas of Delhi. Services are provided by state transport corporations and several private operators. The inter-state terminals in the city are:
- Kashmiri Gate ISBT in Northern Delhi
- Anand Vihar ISBT in Trans-Yamuna area
- Sarai Kale Khan ISBT in South-East Delhi
The DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) has a fairly large fleet of environment friendly buses in different categories viz. Air-conditioned, Non Air-conditioned covering all parts of Delhi. Generally, buses are very crowded on many of the bus routes and may not be easy for a tourist visiting India for the first time. Each bus is provided with a staff (Conductor) to manage the passengers and issue tickets. One can approach the bus conductor for any help and emergencies.
Delhi has two airports namely Domestic Airport (1D) and Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3).
While Indigo, Spice Jet, Go Air and select low cost international flights arrives and departs from Terminal 1C and Terminal 1D respectively ; Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Jet Konnect , Kingfisher airlines and all other International Flights departs & arrives at Terminal 3. ( For updates please contact the airlines or your travel agent or city airport helpline nos.)
Taxi : The airports are well connected with Pre Paid Government (Yellow and Black roof Top) and Private Taxi Services which are available 24/7.
Via Delhi Metro : The Airport Express(Metro rail specially operated for Airport Passengers) is currently operating only from and Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3) from 05:00 AM till 11:00 PM with a frequency of 20 minutes. The airport express operates between Dwarka Sector 21 and New Delhi Railway Station via IGI Airport Terminal 3, Aerocity, Dhaula Kuan, Shivaji Stadium (Connaught Place) & New Delhi Railway Station. Currently, Aerocity & Dhaula Kuan stations are not operational.
Buses : Most buses are owned either by the State-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) or the private contractors. The corporation runs shuttle service at a regular interval (every 30 minutes) connecting the airport to the central parts of Delhi including Connaught Place & Interstate Bus Terminal. These buses are equipped with the comfort of air-conditioning and convenient for travel even with baggage at a nominal fare. All buses coming towards Terminal 3 will arrive and depart from a 'staging area' located opposite Centaur Hotel. From there to the Airport Terminal; Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) provides shuttle bus, every 15 minutes. For the convenience of passengers this service runs 24x7.
Reaching Pragati Maidan By Delhi Metro
The Delhi Metro is one of the fastest way to commute in Delhi and has transformed public transport in the city so much, that the Metro line has become the life-line of New Delhi. Pragati Maidan is well connected by Delhi Metro with the direct line coming from Dwarka to Vaishali (U.P) and vice versa via Pragati Maidan. Alternatively one can change from Rajiv Chowk ( Central Location) for reaching Pragati Maidan through Delhi Metro. After reaching Pragati Maidan Metro Station one can enter Venue(Pragati maidan) from Gate No 10.
By Radio Taxi
To improve the commuting experience, Delhi has now fleet of Radio taxi providers offering avail professional, comfortable, air-conditioned Radio taxi services from various Radio Cab companies.
Radio Taxis are available for local commuting as well as long distance purposes. Hiring a cab in Delhi allow you to get the cab number and driver's mobile number as well. The radio taxis are fitted with GPRS technology, digital fare meters and thermal printers for issuing bill/receipt etc. The billing is done on a per kilometer basis from point to point.
Radio cabs are available 24x7 in Delhi.
A few leading radio taxi operators' numbers:
- Easy Cab: 91-11-43434343
- Mega Cab: 91-11-41414141
- Meru Cab: 91-11-44224422
- Chanson Cab: 91-11-47774777
- Yo Cab: 91-11-44664466
- Air Cab: 91-11-48484848