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Next Sept, Metro to connect Dwarka with airport

delhi Updated: Nov 29, 2009 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent

From September 2010, residents of Dwarka will have seamless Metro connectivity with the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will connect the Metro's Line 3 (Dwarka-Noida section) to the Airport Metro Express Line.

The 22.7 km-long high-speed Airport Line, to be opened in September next year, will connect New Delhi Railway Station to the airport.

After touching the airport, this line will be extended to the under-construction Dwarka Sec.21 station. The line between Noida and Dwarka Sec. 9 will also be extended to Dwarka Sec. 21.

The Airport Express Line, which will take 18 minutes to cover the distance between Connaught Place and the airport, will have six stations, including the station in Dwarka Sec. 21.

Though the two sections - Line 3 and Airport Line - operate on different systems and have different fare structures, the Dwarka Sec.21 station has been designed in such a way that Metro commuters of West Delhi and Dwarka will not even have to change platforms to board the trains for the Airport Line.

It will have four levels. The platforms at the underground level will be common for both the lines.

“Special provisions were made at the design stage itself to ensure minimum hassles for them (passengers) during interchange,” said a DMRC spokesman.