Metro to reach domestic airport terminals by 2016

Currently, there's Metro connectivity to T3 terminal, from where international carriers and premium domestic airlines fly

The domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi Airport are soon going to get Metro connectivity during Phase III of the project. This is good news for those commuting to the domestic terminals on and off, as they will get super-fast connectivity. At present, the operational Airport Express Link provides Metro connectivity to the new T3 terminal of the airport, from which all international carriers and premium domestic airlines fly. There is no Metro for the domestic terminals from which the low-cost operators fly.

"The proposed Metro station will be underground and come up on the Janakpuri West-Kalindi Kunj-Botanical Garden corridor and is scheduled to be operational by 2016. The station is going to benefit domestic passengers hugely," said a DMRC spokesperson. The south Delhi Metro stations-Kalkaji, Nehru Place, Hauz Khas, Munirka etc -will be about 20 min away from the station.

Rajat Khanna, a frequent commuter said, "I need to travel frequently via air for business. But the line can be taken only from New Delhi railway station, which is far from where I live. If the line becomes available from other stations, it will reduce half the trouble."   

Meanwhile, for east Delhi commuters coming from Vaishali (Ghaziabad), Anand Vihar, and Lakshmi Nagar, it will take about 50 minutes to reach the terminal. West Delhi commuters will reach in about 30 minutes, while north and central Delhi passengers will reach in 40 minutes. As for those coming from Noida, there is a direct connectivity from Botanical Garden, and people can reach in 35 minutes.

Proposed changes on the corridor
>> Janakpuri West with Line 3
>> Hauz Khas with Line 2
>> Kalkaji with Line 6
>> Botanical Garden with Line 3

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