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Details about Airport Express Link

1.0 Description of the Project

The Airport Express Line having 23 km (16 km underground and 7 km elevated) length is a high-speed Metro connection from New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21 through IGI Airport. This line is being built on Public Private Partnership  (PPP ) model wherein the civil structures have been built by the Government being represented by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the system installations  as well as Rolling stock supplied, installed and operated by a private partner (i.e. Concessionaire) which in this case is a joint venture of Reliance Infra and CAF (a Spanish company). The concessionaire shall be operating the line for 30 years and share the revenue apart from license fee.

2.0 Salient Features of the line :

    • Approximate completion Cost = Rs. 5700 cr (including 2800 cr invested by concessionaire)

    • 6 stations , namely New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Aero city , IGI Airport, Dwarka sector 21

    • Designed speed of 135 kmph and maximum operating Speed of 120 kmph

    • Travel time is 18 min from New Delhi to Airport and 3 min from Airport to Dwarka.

    • 6 car trains supplied by M/s CAF (Spanish company) .

    • Trains mainly seated with half coach reserved for baggage with additional luggage racks inside the coaches.

    • City Air Terminals at 3 locations viz New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan

    • Check in facility including early check-in for Air passengers and baggage.

    • On-line Flight information display system at Stations.

    • Automated Baggage Handling System with minimum manual interface.

    • Baggage trolleys and porter services at City Airport terminal stations.

    • New Delhi station is 12 level- 5 levels for station, 4 levels for carpark & 3 levels for offices/commercial use.

    • Automatic ticket vending machines installed at all the stations

    • Platform screen doors for safety and energy efficiency

    • Customer care facilities available at all stations.

    • Toilets for male, female and disabled at all the stations.

3.0 Present Status:

  • All statutory clearances obtained.

  • Full scale Service trials done.

  • Integration testing done and also interfaces with Airport operator in place.

  • Deployment of CISF for guarding the line in progress.

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