NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has sent a DPR to the Government to extend the Delhi Metro’s Silver Line to Terminal 1.
Increasing Passenger Traffic
The passenger traffic at Terminal 1 is expected to increase from 1.5 Crore Passengers annually (CPA) to 4.5 CPA in the coming months.
The current capacity of the IGI airport is as follows:
The combined capacity of the airport is expected to increase to 13.4 CPA in the coming 6-8 years.
Need for Metro
The increasing number of passengers daily necessitates a robust transit system to meet traffic needs as roads remain busy and logged. In such a case, the metro must cater to heavy passenger outflow.
Other initiatives to support the increasing Passenger outflow include developing check-in facilities at metro stations like Botanical Garden for passengers flying out of T1. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has also sought arrangements for the same from DMRC.
The Delhi metro is Currently connected to the Airport through two lines
- Magenta line with a stop at T1
- Airport Express Line with a stop at Aerocity & T3.
Connectivity Boost with Silver Line
Delhi Metro’s 23.622 Km long silver line runs between Aerocity and Tughlakabad to cover major locations like Tughlakabad, Tughlakabad Railway Colony, Anandmayee Marg Junction, Tigri, Khanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Saket G Block, Saket, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli, Kishangar, Masoodpur, Vasant Kunj (Sec-D), Mahipalpur and Delhi Aerocity.
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