Passengers flying from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will soon be able to check-in at two Metro stations in the Indian capital.
From 1st July 2016, passengers of Air India and Jet Airways will be able to do off airport check-in for domestic and international flights from both the New Delhi as well as Shivaji Stadium stations on the Airport Express Line.
Passengers of Air India and Jet Airways can check in their baggage from these two Metro stations from 02 hours to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight. The check-in facility from the stations closes two hours before departure time.
Passengers can obtain their boarding pass at the city check-in counter and check-in their baggage as well. The checked baggage is transferred to IGI Airport’s Terminal-3, through a secured Baggage Handling System (BHS). The BHS ensures the baggage reaches the airport in time for the flight. Free luggage trolleys are also available for passengers at the entry gates and platforms at all Metro stations of the Airport Express Line.
One of the aims of the scheme is to increase passenger numbers using the Metro to get to the airport. The line is known as Airport Express (Orange Line) and is 23-km-long corridor.
DMRC has taken a number of steps including slashing fares by up to 50% and raising train frequency to 10 minutes between 8 AM and 8 PM everyday.
N.B. Image credit: DMRC