Airport Metro Express train to run every 15 mins
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 17:15
  
New Delhi: In good news for thousands of commuters who use the corridor regularly, Delhi's Airport Metro Express trains will now run every 15 minutes through the day with the operator increasing its frequency from Sunday.

A frequency of 15 minutes will be maintained from 5 AM to 11 PM, the service hours of the high-speed corridor.

Currently, trains on the 23-km high-speed corridor that connects the city's shopping hub of Connaught Place with the Airport in 18 minutes run at a frequency of 15 minutes from 7 AM to 11 AM and 20 minutes thereafter and the DMRC has been nudging the operator to increase the frequency.

The increase of frequency during peak hours comes over five months after the Airport Express Line was opened to the public on February 23.

"This will increase the train operation frequency by 33 per cent and will meet the growing demand of local and airport bound commuters," a Reliance Infra spokesman said.

Lalit Jalan, CEO, Reliance Infrastructure said with the increased frequency of 15 minutes, Delhi Airport metro is now at par with major international airport metro like Heathrow (London) and Hong Kong.

"Depending upon traffic flow and commuter's feedback, we further plan to increase the train frequency in future," he said.

Anil P Gupta, President, Reliance Infrastructure said, "As per our internal study 'Voice of Commuters', there had been a growing demand to increase the train frequency to every 15 minutes."

To meet the growing demand of increased frequency, one more train is deployed on the line taking the total number of trains to four. Three more trains are also kept on standby for the convenience of commuters and if required, could be deployed in the service anytime, the spokesman said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 17:15


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