Catch a Metro train to Airport every 15 minutes

Delhi`s Airport Metro Express train will now run every 15 minutes with the operator increasing its frequency from today bringing smiles on the faces of thousands of commuters who use the corridor regularly.

Updated: Aug 05, 2011, 17:59 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi`s Airport Metro Express train
will now run every 15 minutes with the operator increasing its
frequency from today bringing smiles on the faces of thousands
of commuters who use the corridor regularly.

A frequency of 15 minutes will be maintained during the
peak hours -- 7 am to 11 am rpt 11 am-- from today and the
Reliance Infra-led consortium that operates the line plans to
increase the service frequency for the whole day by the end of
August.

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 20 minutes and the
DMRC has been nudging the operator to increase the train`s
frequency.

"We have received commuters` request to increase service
frequency during the busy hours. We are delighted to respond
to those feedbacks and increase the train frequency to 15
minutes at the peak hours of the day," a spokesperson for
Reliance Infrastructure said.

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

The operator received commuters` feedback in the survey
"Voice of Commuters" regarding the increase of train frequency
and it selected the time frame in the morning hours as an
internal study has pointed out that the ridership is high
during the morning peak hours.

While increasing the frequency, the operator has also
deployed one more train on the Line taking the total number of
trains to four.

Over 13,000 commuters use the line every day, most of them
are fliers, while around 500 of them avail the check-in
facility at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium stations.

PTI