Dedicated DTC bus service to airport flagged off in city
You can now reach the international airport in a dedicated air-conditioned bus at fare much less than of the radio taxis.delhi Updated: Nov 12, 2010 00:52 IST
You can now reach the international airport in a dedicated air-conditioned bus at fare much less than of the radio taxis.
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has started Airport Express service for Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on six different routes across the city.
Senior DTC officials said they are also working out a new route that will connect all leading hotels in the Capital with the airport.
Flagged off by Delhi transport minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, the Airport Express service will be run round the clock, with a 30-minute frequency during peak hours and one-hour frequency during non-peak hours. And if you are a frequent flier, you will also be able to buy tickets in advance and avail a decent 10% discount.
“We have tried to provide an alternative mode of transport to people flying out of the city or landing in Delhi. We are deploying low-floor air-conditioned buses to provide comfortable journey at a reasonable fare,” Lovely said.
DTC has deployed 60 buses on this service, which will run on seven routes originating from Anand Vihar ISBT, Rohini Sector 1 (Avantika), Noida Sector 35, ISBT Kashmere Gate, Azadpur Terminal, Indirapuram in Ghaziabad and Sidhartha Hotel. The fare on these buses range between Rs 25 to Rs 100. Children below the age of 12 years will be charged half the ticket amount while a discount of 7.5% is being offered on return journey. Passengers buying 10 tickets — valid for six months — will be offered a discount of 10%.
A dedicated bus service for the IGI airport is already being run from Kashmere Gate ISBT.
“We have upgraded this service by adding features like two pieces of free luggage, round-the-clock service and a better frequency of buses,” DTC chairman and managing director Naresh Kumar said.
First Published: Nov 12, 2010 00:49 IST