Thursday, July 13, 2017

500 check-ins a day at Airport line stations

New Delhi: The number of air passengers checking in for their flights at the city counters of the Delhi Metro's Airport Express Line went up from around 45 air passengers every day to 500 this month. The total number of check-ins at the non-airport counters since Delhi Metro Rail Corporation took over the corridor in July 2013 stands at two lakh now.
Jet Airways and Air India were offering the city check-in facility at the New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations on the airport line and have been joined since Tuesday by Vistara.
Airport passengers travelling on this line can obtain their boarding pass at the city check-in counters operated by these airlines. They can also check in their luggage at both the New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations. The baggage gets transferred to Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 3 through a secure baggage handling system. Passengers can check in from two hours to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of their flight.
While the Airport Express Line was witnessing a ridership of less than 10,000 passengers per day when DMRC took over the operations from private concessionaire Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Ltd in July 2013, the average number of people using the corridor daily now stands at 43,000. The corridor also crossed the benchmark of 50,000 passengers in August last year.
13/07/17 Times of India

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