The visitors attending Commonwealth Games (CWG) events can now avail a free metro ride with Games tickets. With 10 of 11 Games venues — Games Village, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi University, Thyagaraj Complex, Siri Fort Sports Complex, National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Yamuna Sports Complex and R K Tennis Complex — falling on the Metro route, the common ticketing system is expected to ease travel to Games events.
The CWG tickets will have 2 detachable foils for Metro rides to and from the Games venues. These foils will have the same unique serial numbers printed on the Games ticket and will be valid for that venue and date only. DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) guards and volunteers will verify the foils at the Metro station entry and exit gates specially designated for commuters headed for the Games.
To make the commuters familiar with the city and provide them with the vital information, DMRC will launch a special Games booklet during the time of event. “The booklet will carry information on the various Metro corridors and stations, as well as details on the various tourist and shopping attractions in the city and their Metro connectivity. Information on the city’s hotels, railway stations and other emergency numbers will also be provided,” said a DMRC spokesperson.