Metro walks the talk on connect to terminal 1

Metro walks the talk on connect to terminal 1

From next Tuesday, domestic flyers can use the Delhi Metro to reach Terminal 1 of Indira Gandhi International Airport. With the Magenta Line set to become operational, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started installing signage and constructing a tiled pathway for passengers from the station named after the airport to the domestic arrival and departure terminals.

In a recent report, TOI had reported the possibility of passengers having to walk with their luggage a distance of nearly 200 metres to reach 1D, the departure terminal, or to get to the metro station from 1C, the arrival terminal. The absence of signage made it confusing to determine the correct route connecting the Terminal 1-IGIA metro station with the two concourses. Also, the pathway was uneven and potholed. There also were obstructions on the paths that made towing luggage a tough task.

DMRC, however, is now easing the way for travellers with the Janakpuri West-to-Kalkaji Mandir section of the Magenta Line, of which the airport station is a part, slated to open from May 29. These steps had been activated, as TOI found out on Wednesday on revisiting the airport.

There was now a demarcated pathway with railings leading from the entry/exit gates of the metro station to the terminals. “Signage will also be put up inside the arrival terminal to guide passengers towards the metro station,” a DMRC official said. The work of installing tiles on the pathway was also under way. Read More

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