Details about Airport Express Link
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
2.0 Salient Features of the
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
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
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:
statutory clearances obtained.
scale Service trials done.
testing done and also interfaces with Airport operator in place.
Deployment of CISF for guarding the
line in progress.