During my visit to New Delhi in early February 2005, fellow IRFCA member, Mohan Bhuyan, graciously took time to show me Old Delhi station and Delhi Metro.
Currently, underground Yellow line operates between Vishwa Vidyalaya and Kashmere Gate where it meets over ground Red line that operates between Shahdara - Rithala.
Underground Yellow line seems to be pretty fast. The over ground Red line is too slow, compared to stopping at all stations EMU in Mumbai.
The flash from camera alerted the operator. He took trouble by coming out of his cab to let me know photography is prohibited in Delhi Metro. I gladly obliged him because I was done with my work. Smiling Mohan Bhuyan seen in this picture.
The finishing and craftsmanship is superb. This is something MRVC and ICF need to look at.
I did not notice any vandalism or graffiti, either in train or stations. Did I miss it?
At the end of line, every rake is emptied, moved forward outside the station, reversed and brought back to the station on another platform. One cannot make unlimited round trips without leaving train (and without paying fare for new trip).
The negative side of Delhi Metro is larger gap between coach and platform on stations located on curves. During this visit, I saw a young kid tripping over this gap.