Practical Info

The 6th Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics and 10th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics (IMSD-ACMD2020) will be held at New Delhi, India.

New Delhi, the capital of India, is a bustling metropolis that has an amazing mix of modernization and carefully preserved antiquity. Sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna, it is one of the fastest growing cities in India. New Delhi was built by a British architect Edward Lutyens in 1912 as the new capital of the British Raj. The Victorian architecture now intermingles with the city's high rise buildings. Concrete flyovers built to ease the growing traffic are interspersed with well laid gardens, Mughal tombs, forts and monuments.

The city traces its history to the Mahabharata, the great epic tale of wars fought between estranged cousins, the Kauravas and the Pandavas for the city of Indraprastha. Historically, the city has long since been the foremost in political importance with successive dynasties choosing it as their seat of power, between the 13th and the 17th centuries. Old Delhi was founded by Mughal rulers who ruled the city in succession starting from Qutab-ub-din to Khiljis, Tughlaqs each, under a different name given to the city. this fast developing region.

Delhi was made the capital of Independent India in 1950 and it was declared a state in 1992.

New Delhi has many tourist places which are thronged by a multitude of interational visitors and also from within India. A few famous monuments are Fed Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Humayun Tomb, etc. More details about the tourism in and around New Delhi can be found here.

World Famous Taj Mahal is also a must-visit that is around 3 hours drive from New Delhi.

Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by most of the people. Punjabi and Urdu are also commonly spoken. In common English is wide spoken and understood.

Rupee symbol: ₹ | Currency code: INR
Coin denominations: 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees. Note denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2000 rupees.
1 USD = 71.00 INR (Approx) Click for current currency exchanges rates

There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign currency by tourists, provided a declaration form is completed on arrival. The import and export of the rupee is, however, prohibited and may not be spent in duty free shops or on board aircrafts. Receipts for all currency must be kept, as it may be reconverted on departure.

It is advisable to carry money in the form of travellers’ cheques, preferably in US dollars, as it is widely recognised and accepted. Changing money through unauthorised persons is illegal as well as risky in respect of receiving counterfeit money.

Most hotels, restaurants and some shops accept major credit cards such as visa, mastercard, american express, diners club, rupay. They will usually display signage to that effect.

During October/November the temperature in Delhi ranges between 28 - 14°C.

India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

The Country Code for INDIA is +91. The City Code for DELHI is 011.
Landline: International access code (00 or +) followed by 91, then STD CODE followed by Landline no. Eg. +91 11 XXXXXXXX
Mobile: International access code (00 or +) followed by 91 and the 10-digit Mobile no. Eg. +91 XXXXXXXXXX.

Tipping is optional but a common practice in India. The usual practice is leaving a 5-10% tip for the services provided.

Tap water is not purified for drinking. Unless you have access to a water filter, or are sure water has been boiled, it is safer to stick to bottled water. Avoid ice in your drinks outside your hotel.

All conference rooms and public areas in the venue are strict no-smoking zones. Smoking in public areas (eg. hotels, airports, restaurants) & transportation (eg. airlines, railways, cars & coaches) is a punishable offence in India. However airports major hotels etc. are equipped with smoking zones.