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  • Sumanta 12:00 PM on March 13, 2017 Permalink |
    Tags: , , India, , section,   

    Why cesarean sections are rising in private practice in India? 

    In the recent time, particularly in private practice the toll of cesarean sections are quite high in various parts of India. This author tried to speculate why cesarean sections are rising in India and here are the understandings of this author (which are also enriched by some real-life experiences).

    First question is whom to blame for this rising trend of C- sections in the private practice, the doctors or the patients. The answer might seem like to both, but I feel doctors. Why? Some people might cite that the ladies today are too softie and want everything smoothly without undergoing the labor pain. But I feel that it’s not wrong for a woman to avoid pain of all sort in life and even labor pain. Besides alleviating pain, since family sizes are shrinking these days and becoming restricted to 1 to 2 children a vaginal delivery might be perceived as risky health practice by some pregnant mothers and their families, who feel cesarean can be a safe alternative to achieve a complication-free birth.

    The point to understand in this regard is that patients can actually demand anything based on their understandings, but that shouldn’t be an alibi for doctors to incise a woman’s tummy. Ethically doctors are supposed to explain the pregnant lady and her family about the pros and cons of the cesarean section and also stating when such an operation is really indicated. Unfortunately, these ethical issues are only limited to legal papers and texts with not much real life utilisation. Therefore, in my opinion, the doctor should explain clearly the issues of delivery without any word game during conversation to bend the patient and her family members mindset towards an unnecessary cesarean section.

    Next question is why doctors in private practice incline more towards a c-section. I feel ‘money making’ will be a partly correct answer, a better phrase would be ‘easy money making’. When a doctor opts to do a cesarean section he doesn’t need to monitor the patient for long hours (unlike normal vaginal delivery). For long hours of observation, more staff are needed and more time needs to be dedicated, which counts as a negative feature for private practitioners. Not only that for conducting normal vaginal delivery doctors need to be available 24×7 because a pregnant patient may go into labor anytime, and private practitioners wouldn’t probably prefer to compromise their nights sleep regularly for their entire life, unlike their days when they worked as resident trainee doctors. Elective cesarean is just like regular outpatient practice, where the cesarean operation can be done at any time convenient to both the doctor and patient.

    A third query can be why then women who want a normal delivery with no indication for cesarean section voluntarily go to the government-run hospitals where normal delivery is generally offered for eligible cases. This is a complex issue to answer. Many people don’t find the state-run hospitals clean and hygienic enough. These hospitals are often accused for baby missing complaints after delivery. Sometimes, cats and other non-human species can find their way inside the hospital wards, and this author witnessed such multiple times. Unlike private practice setup where a woman can get treated under a particular obstetrician of her choice, in state-funded hospitals less likely all women will be delivered by senior experienced obstetricians  and things might worsen particularly at the night time when the lonely unsupervised trainee doctors makes a mess of situations like when shoulder of a baby which gets stuck in birth canal or the mother starts bleeding uncontrollably. Statistics is always good on paper and presentation, but in real life the loss of life or permanent complication of a mother and/or her baby is cent percent for that individual and her family. Its not wrong for a pregnant female to get delivered under skilled confident doctors rather than unsupervised learners. And at this particular point a cesarean section in private is possibly justified unless the government can make any drastic change in the trend.

    Lastly, what can be the solution to avoid the unwanted indication-less c-section problem. Bringing in strong laws is obviously an option to compel private practitioners to follow the conduct of medical ethics. Besides that the country should adopt better recruiting, training and licensing system for doctors from nations that are best in obstetric care in the world. Also, the patients and their family members should be made aware of the wrongdoing of unnecessary cesarean sections so that they can demand a normal delivery when there isn’t any indication for Caesarean section. Furthermore, patients should be given a legal right to record their doctors counselling about what mode of delivery should they choose so that at a later time they can take it to the court as a piece of evidence.

    Let’s hope, someday the social media loving policymakers will start tweeting on this topic too to get fame (which seems too delicious to them, ‘the Narcissistic farts’), and bring in some fragments of happiness to their citizens.


    P.S.: Views and opinions expressed in this post are author's individual, not meant to hurt anyone in any form. If such has happened unknowingly, please understand it as a mere accident and not intentional.
  • Sumanta 9:28 AM on October 23, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , arrival, India, , waiting   

    How does it feel to wait for someone at arrival hall of an airport? 

    It’s 11:30 pm, I am waiting at a domestic terminal of an Indian airport to receive my spouse whose flight is scheduled to arrive at 12:00 am. This is not the first time I am at an airport waiting to receive someone, but this time is different because I am typing this post sitting at the airport’s arrival area. I arrived at the airport almost 15 minutes back and have to wait another half an hour, so thought of writing this post to paralyse my boredom. I prefer writing a blog post rather than playing video games at public places, maintains my mood.

    The process of receiving someone at airport starts with planning my travel. I prefer to plan to reach the airport at least an hour before, taking into account the possible traffic clogs. Before commencing my travel I always make sure of carrying few important things like a mobile phone with internet facility, drinking water, biscuits and my wallet loaded with enough cash to deal with my transit cost to the airport and return. Gradually you will know how this mini packing of mine before my journey proves effective.

    On reaching the airport, first I check the arrival terminal to which my guest will be arriving and move towards it. Then I look for a flight arrival information display screen, near which I try to make my perimeter fixed and generally don’t go more than 100 meters (roughly) away from that.

    After locating the display screen I try to scan other people who also have come to receive their guests at the airport. Some of them are continuously standing in front of the display screen and continuously staring at it. Others might be changing their vision alternatively between their wrist watch and the display screen and continuously fidgeting in the nearby area. Another set of individuals, may prefer to seat in the shops in the airport premises and have coffee, sandwich, pizza etc.

    However, I don’t prefer to do any of these while waiting at the arrival area except that I look at the display screen frequently expecting an early arrival of the flight, which doesn’t happen always. I prefer to take a gentle walk in the nearby area and return to the display screen every about 5 to 10 minutes to check the recent update of my target flight. When I am tired of walking or if that is not possible because of excessive crowd or my mood is not congruent for a brisk walk I would simply seat somewhere with my smartphone and start poking google with variety of searches that itches my brain at that time. But today is different; I have shown some mercy to the search engine and thought of writing this post for my blog.

    In the meantime good smell of coffee was pouring on the nerves of my nose from the nearby food shop. The shop sells variety of things besides coffee like cakes, noodles, sandwiches etc. I never, till date, bought any food item from shops at airport premises in India. Reason has always been the cost. I am never convinced with the high price of food in the Indian airports. In USA, I found the prices of edible stuff quite reasonable but never in India. In India, outside the airport an average cup of tea or coffee price may vary from 6 to 20 bucks maximum but inside airports it will become probably in the range from about 200 to 600 bucks. Similarly, the price of another popular Indian snacks ‘samosa’ might be sold at about 5 to 6 times higher price in the airport, compared to the outside market. So are in case of south Indian dishes like idli, dhosa etc. Therefore, I carry biscuits with me that fits in my pocket and suits my wallet.

    It has been almost 10 minutes, since I am busy typing this post at the airport’s waiting hall. The display screen is acknowledging that the flight for which I am waiting is expected to be arriving at correct time; this brought a smile in my face, just twenty more minutes of waiting.

    But how does it feel if you learn that the flight’s arrival will be an hour or more late. This can be quite depressing at times. Probably this is the time you are ready to forgive your wallet and go for the restaurants or food shops at the arrival area. In such situations some people will start visiting the display screen more frequently and continuously check their watch until their eyes are tired. A partner at the airport can be helpful to conquer the depressed feeling largely by engaging in a talk. Me, in such situation would make phone calls to near and dear ones to let them know about my latest status in the airport and buy some support for maintaining my mood to wait longer. Sometimes, I would prefer typing a post or taking a brisk walk in the nearby premises.

    Now I am yawning, feeling bored to type anymore. Also the chair is not comfortable at all, as there is no back support. Oh, my phone is ringing, well it’s my spouse calling.  I understood that the flight has landed. Feeling lucky today as the flight touched the airport 10 minutes before its scheduled arrival time. Let me go for the prepaid taxi counter before the passengers of the flight come out, once the passengers start coming out the que will be long.

    I can see my spouse approaching the arrival gate, so I must stop typing now and receive her. Dear reader, thanks for being with me and sharing part of my boredom.


  • Sumanta 11:35 AM on October 22, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , behavior, englishway, India   

    Why some Indians behave in English-way at Indian airports? 

    wpid-wp-1439552372101.jpegIndia is a country of linguistic diversity. Various provinces have different primary languages like bengali in West Bengal, marathi in Maharashtra, odia in Orissa etc. Hindi is the national language of the country. However, there are many people in India who suddenly start behaving and talking in a different manner, as soon as they enter any airport premises in India .

    Inside airports these people wouldn’t prefer speaking their non-english mother tongue nor their national language. The choice of language becomes english and behavior and bodily gestures used to communicate becomes more a sort of British or American type.

    Is it bad to behave in this pattern or is it a good change? Not sure if it is good or bad, but it is probably a type of subconscious conflict with their own identity which they got by birth. Probably they would have been happier to be a citizen of the English speaking developed world.

    If this observation by this author is true than the question is why these people behave in such different manner in airport premises.

    One explanation might be that people are losing love and faith on their own language and feel English as a good way of reflecting themselves. Since most English speaking nations like America or England or Australia are economically more stable with better organised living conditions, people might not be loving their motherland (India) any more in their subconscious mind. In countries like India or Bangladesh or Nepal most of the time airports are one of the cleanest places of these nations where things work in organised way with some amount of discipline.

    Anyway lets wrap up this discussion here. Before concluding I would like to say that this writing is based on my own individual observation which is not necessarily true. The author don’t intend to hurt anyone’s feeling in any manner, however if such has happened unknowingly please understand it as a pure coincidence rather than a cold minded intention.

    Dhanyabad (thank you in Hindi).

  • Sumanta 10:13 PM on August 7, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: Earthquake, India,   

    Risk of future Nepal-India earthquake 

    There is an increased risk of a future major earthquake in an area that straddles the west of Nepal and India, scientists warn.

    New data has revealed that the devastating quake that hit Nepal in April did not release all of the stress that had built up underground, and has pushed some of it westwards.

    The research is published in the journals Nature Geoscience and Science.

    Its authors say more monitoring is now needed in this area.

    via Risk of future Nepal-India earthquake increases – BBC News.

  • Sumanta 4:07 AM on July 28, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: APJAbdulKalam, , FormerpresidentofIndia, India   

    Former president of India, Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away 

    A sad day for every Indian, former president of India Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away. In this corruption rotten nation, he was a ray of hope for a better India. The authors of this blog salutes the great leader, for his contribution to the nation.

    One of India’s most popular presidents, Abdul Kalam, died Monday after he collapsed during a lecture to business management graduate students in the northeastern city of Shillong.The 83-year-old Kalam, who was president from 2002 to 2007, was affectionately called the “missile man,” “scientist-patriot” and “people’s president” of India. Many Indians credited him with lending relevance to what is largely a ceremonial post.Kalam suffered a cardiac arrest during the lecture and was declared dead as soon as he was brought to the hospital. He was in Shillong to deliver a lecture titled “Liveable Planet Earth,” according to his last tweet.

    via https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/07/27/india-mourns-death-of-former-president-abdul-kalam/

    APJ Abdul Kalam was born in 1931 into a middle-class family in Rameshwaram, a town well-known for its Hindu shrines in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.His father owned boats which he rented out to local fishermen, but he himself began his career as a newspaper vendor.He then earned a degree in aeronautical engineering from a technology institute in Chennai (Madras).Mr Kalam joined the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in the neighbouring state of Kerala in the 1960s as one of its first three engineers.He played a major role in the centre’s evolution to a key hub of space research in India, helping to develop the country’s first indigenous satellite-launch vehicle.He worked for the Defence Research and Development Organization and the Indian Space Research Organization.Indian scientists have hailed him as the father of the Indian nuclear bomb and its missile delivery systems.He also played a key role when India tested its nuclear weapons in 1998.The former president was proud of his Indian education and liked to describe himself as “Made in India”, having never been trained abroad.

    via http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33682651

  • Sumanta 9:28 PM on July 25, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: India, Jam, ,   

    A hidden cause of traffic jam in Mumbai 

    If you are an inhabitant of the famous Indian city, Mumbai, you might have experienced the problem of getting stuck in traffic while traveling on the roads. Have you ever tried to explore the possible causes of it.

    This author understands that excessive number of vehicles that are parked along the roadsides is one of the important causes of slow traffic in various parts of Mumbai .

    Cars and scooters are found stranded all along the roadsides of various roads. Sometimes I doubt are these vehicles legally allowed to be kept alongside the roads or are the people who are responsible to take action against it are reluctant.

    Hope the people with legal authority to deal with this issue will someday scan these roads for these huge number of parked vehicles and take some action to decompress the suffocating traffic 🚥 jam, at least to some extent .

    • sandygaitonde 9:14 AM on July 19, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Mumbai Traffic will never improve as Mumbai is ruled by wrong people in traffic commissioner position with no experience and no concern for city. Basic traffic laws are not obeyed and people break signal all time and Mumbai traffic cops are busy making money on such people and what possibly they can do as they are loaded with burden of traffic with no by law enforcement support. Traffic JCP only sits in office and watch CCTV. Rickshaw drivers at so many places are running share passenger business by taking too much money for fare and sometimes not wearing uniforms and Police know very well about it and nothing gets done.
      If you want to go to Bandra Kurla complex from Bandra station you are charge to death. Andheri same story and Bandra west is worst for auto. Traffic Police knows all but they do not pay attention we all know why.One common man break red light or on phone by mistake or not wearing helmet then he is not spared but Auto person taking 5 people and going in wrong way is spared and that is Mumbai Traffic laws for you. Auto and Taxi go wherever they want to go. Common citizen is harassed but who cares about them.
      But by having negative people ruling top position in traffic its mere rhetoric and very slim chances that Mumbai situation will improve.
      Unless state government takes drastic steps on these issues.
      I am glad due to social media I am expressing my concern and voice up to you. I would like to thank Face Book for giving me this opportunity to speak my mind and fact.
      Sad part is Mumbai is still in same pathetic condition despite of good highway and more bridges due to growing population as well as Government giving blind eye to this beautiful cities traffic issues and these issues have been left up to certain people to handle who are not capable to handle them.
      Satyanand Gaitonde
      Jai Hind.


      • Dr. Sumanta Saha 4:34 PM on July 19, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Welcome Mr. Gaitonde at this blog and thanks for your wonderful comment. Overall you have nicely briefed the situation in Mumbai.

        In the monsoon things go much worse because of the potholes in the roads. I don´t totally blame the ground staff as responsible for the menace, although it is undoubtedly true that they are not doing their work with honesty and dedication and simultaneously don´t allow those with good will to do their work.

        This city will never be like Toronto or London, at least not in next 10 decades, you can bet on that.

        I have a strong feeling that its the politically elected people are the person´s who can only bring true change. Because when you whip from the top the lower level staff do their work properly and it has been evident in some of the Indian states where out of track new type of politicians have come up.

        Nevertheless, God bless India!


        • sandygaitonde 9:00 AM on July 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Thank you very Dr Sumanta Saha for replying to my Blog what you say is absolutely correct. Unfortunately right now I am in Canada and will be visiting Mumbai by end of this year as in the meantime I am planning to go on Canadian Television channel and make you tube video as well as planning to have cruise conference lets see we will keep trying I emailed all the concern ministers but no one got back to me it is unfortunate I have so much expertise in traffic but people in ruling position do not wish to use my knowledge kindly stay connected with me and we will continue our social battle for our city and our country as once we implement in Mumbai we can go all over India it will take time I agree with you. But we can not give up.

          Jai Hind.


    • sandygaitonde 9:02 AM on July 21, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It is difficult for me being Traffic expert in North america and my experience with Traffic to share with Mumbai police with their lack of knowledge in world traffic science. I tried my best with JCP Bharambe to explain few points and my research and study over the years in traffic. But I was not able to put point across as probably I was too intelligent to explain and my level of explanation was at very high level. I must use ground level with them next time.
      The Indian Road Situation- Research states that each day 1,400 new cars are added to the streets of Delhi alone and many more in Mumbai. Add to that the number of buses, autos and other commercial vehicles. Cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai have existed since colonial times, and there has been an exponential rise in their population post-independence. But owing to the pre-colonial infrastructure it’s not possible to give these cities a complete overhaul in terms of road infrastructure and mass transportation. Newer metropolises like Bengaluru and Hyderabad are already riddled with bad traffic. To manage the growing traffic, we need an intelligent traffic system with the help of traffic technology solutions that has already been adopted by various cities across the world.
      What is traffic intelligence and how’s the world benefiting from it- Traffic intelligence includes using technology for data collection, reducing congestion on the roads, road safety, road intersection control, sensors, smart signals and more.
      Manhattan is seeking to control its traffic situation with the help of Midtown in Motion, a traffic intelligence programmer that has wirelessly controlled traffic controllers installed at intersections. It will provide real time data and relay traffic data to the traffic management center with the help of field sensors, RFID readers and cameras.
      Michigan on the other hand is powered by a system called Intellistreets which is a wireless network of dimmable, programmable LED street lighting that offers road safety, traffic detection and energy conservation. The lamp poles are fitted with a microprocessor each so that they can operate independently and can route around a damaged unit. They also have cameras and sensors to monitor traffic flow. These LED lights can be programmed to show traffic warnings, directions to large crowds or advertisements.
      Now you tell me how I am going to implement all this Mumbai traffic and having ignorant and people with no experience in Commissioner chair.
      Jai Hind.

      This is also one of my blog which I am sending it to you Dr Saha


      • Dr. Sumanta Saha 6:45 AM on July 22, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hello, Mr. Gaitonde,

        It´s quite apparent that you have a huge knowledge about traffic system. I appreciate your enthusiasm to do something for your home country. Hope, the policy makers of this country also would have had thoughts alike yours.

        In my view, if you really want to bring change in this country, you probably have to consider to get elected politically, and if you can really flourish the assembly house with like minded good people than only implementing something new or amending something old is possible.

        Nevertheless, I don´t want to push your moral down, and wish you all the best with your goals to bring in the changes you dream for your homeland.

        Good luck!


  • Sumanta 8:38 PM on June 30, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , , Free, India, Jet, , Onboard   

    How is on board flight meals in the Indian sky? 

    In the last few years Indian sky has been occupied by an increasing number of flights, since a lot of companies took interest in business in airline industry of this highly populated nation.

    On board meals have been an interesting and attractive thing for many passengers who flew in flights ran by the airline services that the country’s government run. Sadly most commercial flights to the best of these author’s knowledge don’t provide free meals on board at the current time except Jet airways.

    The airline companies are probably not in a mood to give free complementary meal services at the current time but they might change their views if few more airlines come up with free complementary on board meals, to thrive the competition.

    In India, once the scenario was like only rich man traveled by air, but today air travel is no more a luxury, it’s a necessity to save time. Since the price of flights has dropped significantly in the recent time many people who still burgeon to buy a kilo of potato or who spent each peny from pocket cautiously are choosing to fly.

    The price in which the food is offered on board or in the airports are probably not matching the pockets of middle class Indians. I remember two samosas being sold in 90 rupees at an Indian airport.

    On board where complementary meals are not provided many passengers don’t buy any food except drinking the water, provided free by most airlines till today.

    The author believes a complementary meal makes an air travel enjoying and fun and airline companies should try to think about it positively. While getting a flight ticket this author prefers a flight company that provides complementary meals than  an airline company which is not providing it in the same price. That’s why this author likes Jet Airlines. Passengers love complementary on board meals, survey it if you doubt!

    • Moritz 2:07 AM on July 1, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Inflight meals are important to me, too. Even though it is not the best food, it’s always great to have something to eat in the sky 🙂


      • Dr. Saha 8:44 AM on July 1, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I absolutely agree with you Moritz.
        In-flight meals also diverts your attention during extreme turbulence to some extent.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Moritz 1:51 AM on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Absolutely true. I personally hate turbulences regardless of the class I’m flying in. Food makes it a little better 🙂


          • Dr. Saha 7:19 AM on July 2, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Not only that, in long distance flights even those which require to remain inflight for 3 to 4 hours,inflight meals are a good type of entertainment. The crew staff comes for asking coffee, ice-cream etc. which reduces the boringness of flying significantly. Sometimes you are so busy with you meals when you glance at your watch you might see only 20 minutes left for landing, i.e. you didn’t know how the time passed so fast.

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  • Sumanta 3:55 PM on January 5, 2015 Permalink |
    Tags: , India, indiahabitatcentre, travel   

    India habitat center, New Delhi: how to travel? 

    Easiest way is probably to take the Delhi’s metro rails. Travel to a metro station called ‘Jorbag’ which is in the yellow line of the metro route. After reaching the metro station take an auto rickshaw to India habitat center, which will charge you about 30-40 rupees in the Indian currency. In about six to ten minutes you are expected to reach the destination.

    The India Habitat Centre was started in 1993. The public agency for Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) wanted an office building for its workers and made the unprecedented decision to invite chosen non-profit organisations that shared their concern with habitat to share that work space.

    In 2009, the India Habitat Centre co-hosted the first Habitat Summit with Urban Habitats Forum, a professional civil society initiative whose primary purpose is to serve as a multi-disciplinary public awareness and educational platform, and to facilitate positive change in India’s cities by engaging all stakeholders of society in shaping India’s built environment. Held in September, the Summit served as a communication vehicle to position key policy issues and to highlight opportunities for positive change by showcasing community-oriented urban renewal projects.

    IHC started organizing and hosting the Delhi Photo Festival held every two years since 2011.[1][2]

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Habitat_Centre

    Please cross check the details from other sources 
    too before commencing your journey.
  • Sumanta 6:53 AM on June 3, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , India,   

    Air hostess salary in India 

    The remuneration or the salary of an air hostess is very good in India. An air hostess who works in an international airline has a better salary package than that of domestic in India.

    The starting salary of an airhostess in a domestic airline ranges from Rs 25000 to Rs 40000. After serving for four to five years the air hostess gets promoted as senior flight attendant and then head attendant and equivalent posts. She can also migrate to other departments of the airlines too. A senior air hostess of a domestic airline gets paid anywhere between Rs 50000 to 75,000. The starting salary in an international airline ranges from Rs 50000 to Rs 80000 and a senior air hostess can get a salary anywhere between Rs 80000 to Rs 200000.

    via Air hostess salary in India.

  • Sumanta 11:56 PM on May 4, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: Chennai, CMC, India, Katpadi, Vellore   

    How to travel to CMC Vellore? 

    Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore is one of the famous hospitals in India is located in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The hospital can be reached by various ways but here we will look into two of convenient ways.

    First one is via flight. Travel up to the airport at Chennai (http://www.chennaiairport.com/), then book a prepaid cab and travel to the hospital directly. From this Airport to the CMC will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the pressure of traffic on the roads.

    Alternatively you may travel to the Chennai Central Railway station from the airport at Chennai and get a train for a railway station called Katpadi. After reaching Katpadi you may take an auto rickshaw to CMC, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes.

    Katpadi is connected from various parts of India via railway, so you may travel by train instead of air. You may choose to travel directly to Katpadi or you may travel up to Chennai Central and then travel to Katpadi by another train.

    For train options you may try to visit this website https://www.irctc.co.in/

    This piece of travel guide is based on experience of the author. 
    You may cross check them from other sources too.
  • Sumanta 12:32 PM on May 3, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , , , Gandhi, India, Indira,   

    Easy ways to reach New Delhi international and domestic airport 

    If you are willing to travel to New Delhi Airport (international or domestic) from any part of Delhi, there are multiple ways to reach. But reaching in time in peak hours is probably the biggest hurdle, because of the huge traffic clog on the roads.

    So an easy way can be to travel via the Delhi metro. Irrespective to which type of airport you want to go, domestic or international, first, try to locate the nearest metro station from your location and then travel to a station called Rajiv Chowk. Next, you have to change train (metro) and take a train towards the station Jahangir Puri. After boarding from Rajiv Chowk, by metro rail towards Jahangir Puri, the next station will be New Delhi, where you will have to change train again. At New Delhi, metro station you may look or ask for Airport Express metro services which directly takes passengers to International airport of Delhi (the stop is called IGI Airport).

    If you are willing to travel to domestic airport you need to follow the same path except that you have to deboard from the train at a station called Delhi Aerocity which is a station before IGI airport. Once you reach Delhi Aerocity, you can find shuttle bus services on the station premises, which will take you to the domestic terminal.

     Since, Metro rail don’t face any traffic like in the roads, in my opinion and experience it’s the best mode of travel to the domestic and international airports of Delhi.

    A common problem you may face in Delhi metro is to decide which metro-line to choose, since they have different metro routes like blue line, yellow line etc. There are maps available which nicely show these lines and one can obviously follow this. But if you are, in short of time and lack the patience to decode those maps an easy way is to ask the metro staff and the other passengers whom you meet on the metro rails and stations. But I found a drawback of asking others about the route, few people deliberately by fashion or by passion prefer to show the wrong direction when asked and many others too experienced such. So its good to ask more than one individual to verify if the info shared by one is correct or not.

     Hope this brief guideline will help you to reach the Delhi international or domestic airport easily.

    The above writing is based on the individual experiences of the author, which might not be totally correct. So cross check the travel info from other resources too. Thanks.
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