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New Delhi - The Conference Venue

Delhi (28° 38' N, 77° 10' E) is the third largest city in India. Its multi - layered existence is tantalizing, and can entice the curious traveller into a fascinating journey of discovery. Delhi is one of the most historic capitals in the world and two of its monuments- the Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb - have been declared World Heritage Sites. It is also one of the greenest capitals. For the visitor, it serves as a perfect introduction to the cultural wealth, the complexities and dynamism of India.

Delhi, the capital of India, has always occupied a strategic position in the country's histor. Delhi, is today, one of the fastest growing cities of India. Delhi, besides being the seat of the Central Government, has an economy supported by agriculture, tourism, commerce and a growing industry. With the development of infrastructure facilities, Delhi plays host to a number of national and international events including sports - related events, conferences and seminars.

Some quick facts about Delhi: 
Population: 10.1 million 
Area: 1,483 sq km 
Area code: 011 (drop the 0 when calling from outside India) 
Languages spoken: mainly Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu

Indian Standard Time is 5 hrs 30 minutes ahead of UTC.

The local currency is the Indian Rupee (INR) and the current rate is approximately 1 USD = INR 61.5.

Transport and Communications

Airport Information
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP) is the primary international airport of the National Capital Region of Delhi, India, situated in Palam, 15 km (9.3 mi) south-west of the New Delhi railway station and 16 km (9.9 mi) from New Delhi city centre. Named after Indira Gandhi, a former Prime Minister of India, it is the busiest airport in India. More information can be found on the airport official website

Address and Website of C-DOT Campus in Mehrauli

C-DOT Campus,
Mandi Road (off MG Road)
Near Chattarpur Metro Station
New Delhi-110030. 
Telephone : +91-11-26802856
Fax : +91-11-26803338

Landmark: Some 200 m from Chhatarpur Metro station on Mehrauli Gurgaon Road (towards Gurgaon), there is a side road on left called Mandigaon Road. There is prominent blue name board too. Please take this road and some 1 km ahead on the left is the sprawling C-DOT campus.

Typical travelling times by car: Airport terminals T1 and T3 to C-DOT campus via
Mahipalpur: 35 to 40 minutes

   Rajiv Chowk (Central Delhi) to C-DOT Campus: 45 - 55 minutes
   Gurgaon (Millenium city) to C-DOT via MG Road: 35 - 40 minutes

CDOT campus is located on Mandi Road (off MG Road) between Sultanpur Metro and Chattarpur Metro, closer to Chattarpur Metro. The conference venue is the main CDOT building (Admin building or Building 2) which is straight across from the entrance with water fountains in the front. The ANTS registration desk is set up to the left as you enter the building up the steps.

Travel to C-DOT Via Delhi Metro

Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT) (77.172959 E 28.49722 N) is located on Mandi Road off the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) road in Mehrauli, New Delhi. The nearest landmark is Chhatarpur Metro Station (1.1 km) and Qutub Minar (4 km)

The nearest metro station to CDOT is "Chhatarpur" on the Yellow Line (2) From the Indira Gandhi Airport, take the "Airport Express" to New Delhi (final stop) and then transfer to the Yellow Line (2) heading towards "HUDA City Centre" and get down at "Chhatarpur" station. The Delhi Metro website  is and you can download the Metro Mobile App from

Time: Takes about 1.5 hrs to reach destination through Metro.

CDOT campus is 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from the Chhatarpur Metro Station along the Mehrauli-Gurgaon (MG) Road and then Mandi Road (directions).

Travel to C-DOT Via Cab

The cab service-desk is available at T3 airport. Passengers are advised to take a prepaid official airport taxi rather than trying to negotiate a fare with unofficial taxis outside the airport. The official airport taxi companies are Easy Cabs, Mega Cabs and Meru Cabs.

Easy Cabs. Book at or call at: +91-11-43434343
Mega Cabs. Book at or call at: +91-11-41414141
Meru Cabs. Book at or call at: +91-11-44224422

Time: Takes about 0.5 hrs to reach destination through Cab.


VISA Information 

Please contact your travel agent for information about obtaining an Indian visa.
As a presenting author, you may generate the visa letter yourself on EDAS by clicking on the "immigration official icon" on the paper information page in the "Visa letter" row. Please contact Prof. Rama Rao <> if you have any questions.

Visa related details are also available at several websites, including NOC DEITY (info)
NOC CDOT (info)
MEA/MHA  (info)

Hotels Nearby 
(Details of the hotels, including address, rates, etc, can be found in the website links given in the following.)

1 - The Grand Hotel, Vasant kunj ( 5 star )  Rs 10,000 + taxes twin sharing including Break Fast
2-  The Radisson Mahipalpur ( 5 Star) Rs 10,000 + taxes twin sharing including Break Fast
3 - Tivoli Resorts , Chhatarpur - Mehrauli( 4 stars)  Rs 5,000 + taxes twin sharing with Break Fast
4 - The Fortune , Ghitorni -  4 stars)  Rs 5,000 + taxes twin sharing with Break Fast
5 - Shyama International (outside the IITD main gate)
6 - Star Rocks (outside the IITD main gate)
7 - Qutab Hotel
8 - Sartaj Hotel
9 - Park Hotel