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Australian high commission New Delhi

Discussion in 'Visa and Passport' started by Raspal, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Raspal

    Raspal New Member

    I am from Punjab and will be traveling to Delhi to go to the Australian high commission. My mode of transport would be by train and I will be arriving at the New Delhi railway station.

    I need to know how to reach the Australian high commission, and how far it is from the railway station?
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Raspal, welcome to the forum!

    Australian-high-commission-new-delhi.

    Overview

    The Australian High Commission in Delhi provides for services that Australian citizens might need while residing in the capital. It also provides services for Indians residing in the capital, who might like to visit the continent slash country. It is located in the Shantipath area in Chanakyapuri, close to the Pakistan High Commission, on its southwestern side, and the British High Commission, on its northeastern side. The Nehru Park is also located close to the Australian High Commission, just a walking distance away. Its location is amidst all the other consulate offices of other countries so you can easily reach it as it is easily accessible.

    Distance from New Delhi Railway Station to Australian High Commission

    The distance between the New Delhi Railway Station to the Australian High Commission is about nine kilometres. Walking this distance can take around two hours so it's not recommended much, especially if you're coming in for an interview in the consular office. There are different transportation options that you can choose from in reaching the Australian High Commission from the New Delhi Railway Station.

    1. By Delhi Metro - Reach the Platform Number 16 in the New Delhi Railway Station to reach the Ajmeri Gate and exit from there. The New Delhi Metro Station is just under a minute away, or about 50 steps, from the New Delhi Railway Station. You can utilise the metro to reach the Australian High Commission from the New Delhi Metro Station. The nearest metro station to the Australian High Commission is the Race Course Metro Station, officially renamed as the Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station. This station is merely 2.4 kilometres away from the Australian High Commission.

    Route from New Delhi Metro Station to Race Course Metro Station (Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station)

    Metro StationLineFirst TrainLast Train
    New Delhi Metro StationYellow5:1723:25
    Rajiv Chowk Metro StationYellow5:2123:27
    Patel Chowk Metro StationYellow5:2423:29
    Central Secretariat Metro StationYellow5:2723:27
    Udyog Bhawan Metro StationYellow5:3023:29
    Race Course Metro StationYellow00:0023:48
    This is the route taken by the train from the New Delhi Metro Station to the Race Course Metro Station. Total journey duration taken is approximately 14 minutes. Fare would be around Rs. 12 per passenger while frequency of train would be every 8 minutes or so. Also included in the table are the train's first timing and the last timing for each station. From the Race Course Metro Station, you can opt to ride an auto rickshaw to take you to the Australian High Commission. The fare would amount to around Rs. 50 to Rs. 70 for a one-way ride. You can also opt for a taxi, though this can be more expensive.

    2. By Delhi Transport Corporation Bus - You can also opt to reach the Australian High Commission by bus from the New Delhi Railway Station. You have the same route as above, exit from the New Delhi Railway Station and reach the bus station. Wait for the buses that would be mentioned below and they would take you to the Race Course Metro Station. There are no direct buses though so you still need to change buses once you arrived at the designated points below. Journey duration can be longer, around 30 minutes depending on the frequency of buses.

    Buses from New Delhi Railway Station to Race Course

    First Bus NumberChangeoverSecond Bus Number
    Bus No. 166Krishi BhawanBus No. 602
    Bus No. 166Krishi BhawanBus No. 781
    Bus No. 166Krishi BhawanBus No. 990B
    Bus No. GL 90RegalBus No. 781
    Bus No. GL 90Kendriya TerminalBus No. 610
    Bus No. GL 90Kendriya TerminalBus No. 610A
    These are just some of the bus routes that you can take to reach Race Course from the New Delhi Railway Station. For example, you can take the Bus No. 166 from the New Delhi Railway Station. You then change buses once you reach the Krishi Bhawan, by boarding the Bus No. 602, Bus No. 781 or Bus No. 990B. Just follow any of the routes above and you can reach Race Course from the New Delhi Railway Station by bus. Fare would be around Rs. 7 to Rs. 10 per passenger. From Race Course, the same goes as above, you can just ride an auto rickshaw to reach the Australian High Commission, barely 2.4 kilometres away, or about 10 to 15 minutes away.

    3. By Taxi - You can also opt for a more convenient option, just riding a taxi from the New Delhi Railway Station to the Australian High Commission. Taxi rates vary depending on the cab operator you utilise. The most popular taxi operators in Delhi are Uber and Ola Cabs. For the cheapest type of Uber taxi, there's the Uber Go, which costs between Rs. 107 to Rs. 130 for a ride from the New Delhi Railway Station to the Australian High Commission. For the cheapest type of Ola Cabs taxi, there's the Ola Micro, with fare rates of around Rs. 119 to Rs. 131 from the New Delhi Railway Station to the Australian High Commission. However, these taxi operates have surge pricing during peak hours. You can also opt for radio taxis or normal metered taxis around the city. The rates would be slightly higher than the ones mentioned above but they won't have surge pricing during peak hours. Journey duration would be around 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the traffic at that time or day.

    Conclusion

    There are many ways of reaching the Australian High Commission from the New Delhi Railway Station. If you're looking for an economical yet convenient transportation means, then opt for the Delhi Metro. If you're looking for the cheapest option possible, then opt for bus journey, though travel time would be longer. If you're looking for the most convenient way of reaching the consular office, without restrictions on budget, then opt for journey via taxi. I hope this helps you.

    :)
     

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