Airport Metro to run every 12 mts at peak hours
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 14:26
  
New Delhi: To cater to the rising number of footfalls at peak hours, the high-speed Airport Express Metro will now run every 12 minutes, for three hours in the morning and evening, starting from Monday.

Announcing the new system, the Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME) on Sunday said trains would now ferry commuters at an interval of 12 minutes between 8 AM and 11 AM and between 5 PM and 8 PM.

During non-peak hours, the trains would maintain running at every 15 minutes.

"Based on our internal study and keeping the comfort of airport-bound passengers and office goers in mind, we increased the train frequency to every 12 minutes, during morning and evening peak hours," said Anil P Gupta, President of Reliance Infrastructure which operates the line.

"Some of our recent commuter centric initiatives like opening of Dhaula Kuan and Aerocity stations, increase in train frequency and opening of passenger check-in facilities have increased the ridership along the line and we need to cater to their convenience," he said.

In addition to the four trains already operating in this line, one more train has been deployed, creating a 25 per cent additional passenger carrying capacity during peak hours, said Gupta.

"Three more trains would be kept on standby for convenience of commuters and if required, could be deployed in the service anytime," he said.

According to Metro officials, starting with a footfall of 4,000, the number of commuters using the line has skyrocketed to 18,000 since it became operational.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 14:26


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