- Commercial operations to resume on 22nd January, 2013 from 5.30 am
- Train would run daily from 5.30 am till 11.30 pm at a frequency of 15 min
- Commuter-centric facilities like Cloak room, Trolley & Porter Service, Radio Cab service, Wi-Fi at stations etc., would be available from day one
- New "Return Journey" & "Sunday/Holiday" tickets introduced
New Delhi, January 21, 2013: Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra), part of the Reliance Group, through its Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL), today announced that the Airport Metro line would resume commercial operations at its regular timing of 5:30 AM from January 22, 2013.
India’s first Airport Express initially started its commercial operation on February 23, 2011. However, keeping in view passenger safety issues arising due to defects in civil structures, the services had to be suspended in July 2012.
These defects have since been rectified by DMRC and the line was offered for re-inspection to the Commissioner Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) in December 2012. The line was inspected by CMRS on 15th and 16th January, 2013 and a formal clearance for commercial operation was received on January 18, 2013.
Reliance Metro’s Airport Express Line would run daily from 5.30 AM to 11.30 PM at a frequency of 15 minutes. Airport Express Line, India’s first high speed Metro developed under Public Private Partnership provides world class connectivity from New Delhi Railway Station to Indira Gandhi Airport (T3) terminating at Dwarka Sector 21.
Although, Reliance Metro’s Airport Express Line is connected directly to Terminal-3, passengers arriving at or boarding flights from Terminal-1 can also avail this service from Aerocity Station. Reliance Metro has made arrangements to provide seamless connectivity for Terminal-1 passengers to Aerocity Station through shared cab and shuttle bus services.
Facilities such as Cloak room, Trolley & Porter Service, Radio Cab service, Wi-Fi at stations etc., would be available from day one. Baggage Check-in infrastructure for both National and International travel is in place but the service of baggage check-in would start shortly. A separate notification for the same would be issued.
The Airport Express Line is connected with DMRC lines at Dwarka (Blue Line) and at New Delhi (Yellow Line). The line has already carried 68 lakh passengers and done more than 70,000 trips in 15 months. Air Travellers and Commuters are encouraged to make use of this world class facility.
In addition to Single journey tokens, Airport Line has introduced new products in the form of Return Journey Tokens and Sunday/Holiday discount tokens while retaining the Monthly passes for regular commuters. As a promotional initiative, Airport Line announces that on the first day (January 22, 2013 only) passengers can travel from anywhere to anywhere on its line at a Discounted nominal fare of Rs. 30 only per trip.
Reliance Infrastructure Limited
Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (RInfra) is the largest infrastructure company developing projects, through various Special Purpose Vehicles, in several high growth areas in the infrastructure sector i.e. Roads, Metro rail, Airports, etc. The Company is also the leading utility company having presence across the value chain of power businesses i.e. Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Trading and Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC).
The Company is currently working on two metro rail projects in Mumbai and is operating the Airport Metro Express in Delhi; has been awarded eleven road projects with total length of 1,000 kms; operating and maintaining five airports in Maharashtra and developing 2 cement plants of 5 Mn tons each in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
RInfra generates 940 MW of power through its five power stations; distributes power to 60 lakhs consumers in Mumbai and Delhi and is developing five transmission projects including the first Independent Private Transmission project in India.
RInfra also provides EPC services for implementing power and road projects.
Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited
Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL), is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created to develop, operate and maintain India’s first Airport Express Line in the country, on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. It is a consortium formed by Reliance Infrastructure Limited and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF) of Spain. The Concessionaire has executed the entire project except the civil works for viaduct, tunnel and stations, which has been done by DMRC.