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Sandeep insists: “you must see the New Delhi Metro!” I forget rickshaws and taxis and follow his advice. The metro is the pride of the capital and runs counter to Indian stereotypes. Stations and coaches are very clean with air conditioning and the rules are respected. Sandeep laughs while telling me this new local proverb: “In Delhi, only the metro is never late.” The Parisian subway definitely pales in comparison! The metro was a revolution for the city and the country. Even though air pollution is still a major problem, it has reduced traffic. Full of optimism, I arrive at Rajiv Chowk metro station. It is rush hour. Every three minutes, hundreds of humans leave the metro while others step into the breach. I am in an amazing hive with an ordered and magical chaos.