Catch a train to Airport every 15 minutes
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Aug 5: 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 PM -- 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 10,000 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.
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