Good news for those who are regulars on the Airport Metro—the line will start running at 12 minutes’ frequency during the morning and evening peak hours from Monday.
This move—of reducing the train frequency from 15 minutes to 12 minutes—will help the airport metro in Delhi to match the global standards.
From Monday, the trains on the 22-km corridor will run at every 12 minutes in the morning between 8am and 11am and in the evening between 5pm and 8 pm. The rest of the day, the trains will run at the normal 15-minute interval, said officials.
“Keeping the convenience of airport-bound passengers and office goers in mind, we have increased the train frequency from 15 minutes to every 12 minutes, during morning and evening peak hours,” said Anil P Gupta, president, Reliance Infrastructure, the concessionaire company.
Airport Metro is gaining popularity among fliers as well as general commuters.
Starting with a footfall of 4,000 commuters seven months ago, the ridership on the high-speed network has touched 18,000 commuters daily.
Meanwhile, the RMAEL, has rescheduled the service hours of the trains on the fleet since last week.
As per the new metro timing, the first train generates from Dwarka at 5.15am and last train at 11.15pm. Similarly, the first train leaves New Delhi at 5.30am and last train leaves at 11.30pm. Earlier, the service hours were between 5am and 11pm.