In a bid to boost the convenience for its commuters, the Delhi Metro Sunday announced that airline passengers will be able to check in for their flights at the Dhaula Kuan station on the Airport Express line. This will be the third City Airport Terminal (CAT) along this route.
Passengers taking the high speed Airport Express will, thus, be able to get their boarding passes for their flights at the NH-8, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Dwarka sector 21 and now the Dhaula Kuan Metro station.
Located at the traffic intersection of west, south, southwest and central Delhi, this facility at the Dhaula Kuan Metro station is expected to benefit thousands of people.
However, at these three CATs passengers will not be able to check in their luggage. The facility will be specially beneficial to business travellers and other professionals who generally carry light luggage that can be checked in as cabin baggage.
Luggage check-in facility will be available at two stations - at New Delhi and the Shivaji Stadium Metro stations. Half of one coach of the six-coach Airport Express Metro train will be used as a special luggage compartment.
The 22.7-km Airport Express Line will connect the New Delhi Railway Station with the Indira Gandhi International Airport and onwards up to Dwarka sector 21. Trains will run at a speed of 135 kmph and cover the distance from New Delhi to the airport in 18 minutes and to Dwarka sector-21 in 21 minutes.