Delhi Airport Metro Express lines to open at 2 p.m.

February 23rd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Delhi Airport Metro Express will start commercial operations from today.

The 23-km Airport Metro Express that connects Connaught Place with the new Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport will begin operations from 2 p.m. today.

Built at a cost of about Rs.5,700 crore, the line has six stations — New Delhi Railway Station, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Aero City, Indira Gandhi International Airport and Dwarka Sec-21. Each coach has LCD screens showing flight information for the convenience of travellers while half the compartment of every six-coach train is reserved for luggage.

The Airport Metro fare ranges between Rs 20 and Rs 100. The travel from New Delhi Railway Station to the airport will cost Rs 80 and from the railway station to Dwarka Sec 21 Rs 100.

The Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL) will manage the corridor.

The corridor is the first in the country to come up on the Public-Private-Partnership mode with Delhi Metro being responsible for the civil work, while Reliance Infrastructure will operate the line for 30 years and share the revenues. (ANI)

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