New Delhi's Infrastructure Services
Expecting a huge influx of tourists and athletes, New Delhi is gearing up to meet the challenge. Work is already on to modernise the Indira Gandhi International Airport and help it match world class standards. In 2008, the longest operational runway
in Asia of 4.43 metre was started. By 2010, the airport will have 75 aero bridges, 20 parking bays for passengers and 160 check-in counters. Major road networks in Delhi are also being broadened and new flyovers constructed to meet the growing demands in trafic.
A 2.2 km underground stretch from Ring Road to Lodhi will link the Games Village to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. For high capacity bus systems, nine corridors are being created. If you are a visitng tourist, it'd be a good idea to keep track of Delhi's bus routes.
Metro is expected to help ease a lot of strain on Delhi's road network. The main competition venues and The Games Village will be connected with the Metro links. Plans are also in place to make all metro stations wi-fi enabled by 2010. By then, The Delhi Metro will become the secong longest network in the world with over 420 Kms in length.
Electricity has always been of concern in Delhi, and owing to the expected rise demand for power, an initiative has been taken to increase the production to 7000 MW from the current 4500 MW.