In order to cater to the rush during peak hours, Reliance Infrastructure-operated Delhi Airport Metro Express Line (DAMEL) will increase train frequency from 15 minutes to 12 minutes from Monday.
The trains will run at 12-minute intervals between 8 a.m and 11 a.m., and again between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. For the remainder of the day, trains will continue to run every 15 minutes.
“Based on our internal study and keeping the comfort of airport bound passengers and office goers in mind, we have decided to increase train frequency during morning and evening peak hours,” said Reliance Infrastructure president Anil P. Gupta.
To meet the increasing footfall and match the increase in frequency, one more train has been deployed on the line, taking the total number of trains to five. “This has resulted in creation of 25 per cent additional passenger carrying capacity during the peak hours,” said the spokesperson.
“Some of our recent initiatives like opening of Dhaula Kuan and Aerocity stations, increase in train frequency, opening passenger check-in facilities at Dhaula Kuan station and attractive fare structure have increased awareness and ridership on the Delhi Airport Metro Express,” he added.