Delhi's Airport Express Metro readies to roll off the tracks

24 Sep 2010

Visitors to Delhi will be able to use the Airport Express Metro by the end of September 2010, just in time for the Commonwealth Games on October 3.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been conducting trial runs on the 20km line between the New Delhi Railway Station and Indira Gandhi International Airport. The train will stop at three stations – Shivaji Terminus, Dhaula Kaun and Delhi Aerocity – before reaching the airport, and from there, proceed to its final destination, Dwarka Sector 21 station.

The journey from the railway station to the airport will cost Rs150 (US$3). Frequest fliers can purchase monthly passes.

City check-in counters are to be located at the New Delhi Railway Station, Shivaji Terminus and Dhaula Kaun stations.

To accommodate heightened use during the Commonwealth Games, DMRC will use its entire fleet of 181 trains and increase frequency to every two and half minutes.

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Alisha Haridasani

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