Sunday, August 20, 2006

Plan to put Metro on fast track between CP and IGI Airport

New Delhi: Air passengers would be able to cover the 19.5 km distance between New Delhi railway station and Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi in a mere 13 minutes by 2010 as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation plans to run trains on this section at speeds of up to 135 km per hour. The line, which was on Friday approved by the Empowered Committee of the Cabinet, and for which the final nod from the Group of Ministers is now awaited, is expected to be completed ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
As per the approved plan, check-in facility would be provided to the passengers at New Delhi railway station and Rajiv Chowk stations. After this the next station would be Moti Bagh and from there the train would straightaway reach the common terminal that is being constructed at the IGI Airport. Of the route, 9.7 km would be underground, 5.5 km elevated and 4.3 km would be at grade.
20/08/06 The Hindu
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