After 5 years of riding the New York City subway, I tried the Delhi Metro at the busiest time of the year - and it showed me exactly what I'm missing
- The New York City Subway may be extensive and well-connected, but it's hardly the most reliable.
- In contrast, the Delhi Metro is not only clean and convenient, but also extremely reliable.
- I rode the Delhi Metro during the most crowded time of the year, and it was still much more enjoyable than the New York subway system.
As a New Yorker, I rely on the city's subway system for my daily commute to work and back. And while it is extensive and well-connected, it's hardly ever reliable.
The aging system is in tatters, and is plagued by frequent outages and delays, often making the experience a frustrating one. It's not the cleanest, either, with trash regularly littering the rat-infested tracks.The Delhi Metro, in contrast, was an absolute joy to ride on.
I took the Metro on a recent trip to the Indian capital - and my hometown - and found that it was not only clean and convenient, but also extremely reliable.
Here's a closer look at my experience on the Delhi Metro.