Almost a month after all its stations became operational, Delhi Airport Metro Express will be launching its first feeder bus service for commuters on Wednesday from its Shivaji Stadium station.
“We listen to our commuters' demands through our in-house survey “Voice of Consumer”. Based on this feedback from people travelling on Reliance Airport Metro, and after studying locations of various offices in Connaught Place, we identified the feeder bus route that will provide seamless connectivity to commuters going to Connaught Place for work,” said Reliance Infrastructure (that operates the high speed metro link) CEO Lalit Jalan.
The service will initially be available at Shivaji Stadium station at Baba Kharak Singh Marg near Connaught Place, and will gradually be introduced at other Airport Metro stations. The feeder service will be available between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., with three buses in service to match the train frequency of 15 minutes.
The buses will have a carrying capacity of 50 people, beginning from Shivaji Stadium station and connecting strategic locations around Connaught Place. The route taken would be Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, YMCA, Jantar Mantar, SBI building, Tolstoy Marg, K.G. Marg crossing, Hans Plaza, Barkhamba Road crossing and Hotel Lalit flyover and back to Shivaji Stadium Station.
Mr. Jalan further said: “We are also planning to provide feeder bus connectivity at other Airport Metro stations. Talks are already on with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Delhi Transport Corporation for providing the feeder service connectivity.”
“The feeder bus service will help both office goers and airport bound passengers…Airport bound passengers who want to check-in early can use the opportunity to check out the shopping hubs of Connaught place. Travellers staying in hotels in the Connaught place will be encouraged to take the feeder bus service and Airport Metro to reach the IGI airport,” said Reliance Infrastructure president Anil P. Gupta. The bus timings and number of buses may also be increased depending on the demand for the service, he added.
Initially, the feeder bus service will be operational from Monday to Saturday and will not be available on Sundays.
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