Useful Information

Visa Requirement

All responsibility to obtain a visa lies with the participants.
Please ensure that your travel document has a minimum 6-month validity period beyond the scheduled date of departure from New Delhi.
Citizens of all countries require a valid passport and an appropriate visa. Please contact nearest Indian mission for Visa. If you are planning to visit neighbouring countries, such as Nepal and Bhutan, and then re-entering India, a double/multiple entry visa should be obtained.


Health Requirements

You are strongly advised to obtain international travel and medical insurance to cover the period of your departure for the meeting until the time of your return. TERI disclaims all responsibility for medical accident and travel insurance, for compensation, death or disability, loss or damage to personal property and for any other costs or losses that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation in the meeting.
For entry into New Delhi a valid yellow fever certificate is mandatory for all persons (including infants) who have been, even in transit, in Africa or South Africa or Papua New Guinea ten days prior to their arrival.
The certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination. India does not require immunization against small pox or cholera.


Electrical supply and Sockets

Voltage in New Delhi is 220 VAC 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type C / D / M:



Currency

The official Indian currency is the Indian rupee (INR or ₹). The current exchange rate is approximately 72 INR for 1 USD. For conversion, the prevailing rate on the transaction date will be applicable for payment.
Coins in India are issued in denominations of 1 rupee, 2 rupees, 5 rupees and 10 rupees. Currencies are issued by the Reserve Bank of India in the denominations of ₹ 10, ₹ 20, ₹ 50, ₹ 100, ₹ 200, ₹ 500 and ₹ 2000. Kindly exchange


Water and Food

Tap water in India is not suitable for drinking. It is advisable to drink bottled water or purified water provided at the conference venue or by the hotel.

It is strongly recommended that you eat at well-established restaurants and cafes. As far as possible:
  • Eat at the conference venue and your hotel
  • Avoid street food
  • Choose cooked food rather than raw food

Transport

Airport transfer:

There are Government authorized Pre-paid counters for cabs, as well as radio cab counters at all terminals of the Delhi Airport. Meru is the officially authorised airport taxi company and travellers are advised to use these instead of unauthorised taxis. Uber and Ola cabs can be hired online through their apps.

Transport to and from the conference venue:

Participants would have to make their own transport arrangements to reach the conference and accommodation venues.

Available modes of transport:
  • Metro - One of the best options for transport in New Delhi is the Delhi metro which serves all the major locations. Click here for the Metro map: http://www.delhimetrorail.com/Zoom_Map.aspx
  • Taxis - Uber and Ola cabs are easily available in New Delhi.
  • Buses -Delhi Transport Corporation buses connect all parts of Delhi. The red buses are air conditioned, the green ones are not.
  • Auto Rickshaws - Another common public mode of transportation in Delhi are auto rickshaws, which are easily available outside the conference venue. Care should be taken when hiring a rickshaw and you are advised to insist on the use of a meter for payment.

Safety Information

New Delhi is generally a safe place to visit; however, as in most large cities across the world, some precautions are necessary, especially when visiting crowded places.


New Delhi is a crowded city and petty thefts are common. However, a few precautions can help you enjoy this vibrant city and its culture more safely:
  • Avoid carrying a lot of cash in crowded areas
  • Carry valuables in a concealed belt pouch
  • It is advisable not to carry your passport or other important documents around unless specifically advised to do so: they are best left in the hotel safe