Delhi's Airport Metro fully functional
High-speed Airport Express Corridor, which takes passengers from Connaught Place to the International Airport in 20 minutes, became fully functional on Monday with the launch of two non-operational stations.delhi Updated: Aug 15, 2011 14:21 IST
High-speed Airport Express Corridor, which takes passengers from Connaught Place to the International Airport in 20 minutes, became fully functional on Monday with the launch of two non-operational stations.
On the occassion of Independence Day, the operator allowed free travel to defence personnel and freedom fighters.
Dhaula Kuan and Delhi Aerocity stations, which received the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety R K Kardam on Friday, were thrown open to the public at 12pm.
With this, all six stations on the high-speed corridor that connects Connaught Place with the International Airport became functional over five months after the Line was opened to public on February 23.
While the New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium stations already allow passengers to check-in their baggage, the new Dhaula Kuan station will have check-in facility which will be operational soon.
The Reliance Infra-led consortium that runs the corridor also plans to extend the service hours from 18 hours to 20 hours soon to enable early morning and late night fliers to use the Airport Metro.
The Line takes passengers from CP in Delhi to the IGI Airport in flat 20 minutes in a plush environment.
The Dhaula Kuan station will also cater to Army personnel and South Delhi college students, while the Aerocity is easily accessible for commuters coming from Vasant Kunj, Vasant Vihar and passengers of the airport's Terminal 1.