New Delhi: The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is set to Get Inter-Terminal Services as the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd) has finalized the route for an ‘Air Train’ connecting the terminals, Aerocity and the hotel centre, according to reports.
- The plan for financing the Automated People Mover (APM), at the cost of Rs 2,000-2,500 crore, is at present being worked by the airline operator.
- The ‘Air Train’ will have 4 stations, including one at the cargo terminal, which are also expected to provide connectivity with the surrounding Metro lines.
- The project is likely to be finished within a timeline of 3-4 years, in an attempt to match it with the ongoing phase-wise expansion projects of IGIA, DIAL said.
- The 5.1 kilometer long ‘Air Train’ will be underground between T-1 and Aerocity.
- From there to T-3, the train will be mostly elevated.
- It will have 4 stations:
- Cargo terminal
- A common terminal for T-1 and T-2/4
- The project was originally supposed to be completed in 2020 but suffered a delay, which the operator explained was on account of working out the most passenger friendly and the safest APM plan.
- The IGI airport will be the first Indian airport to have a such dedicated train as well for hassle-free transit.
Delhi Metro Update: All 21 metro stations on Red Line set to get makeover
Date : April 19, 2019
New Delhi: The Delhi Metro’s Red Line, which is first metro line in the national capital, is all set for a makeover. The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has decided to renovate all the 21 metro stations on the Red Line between Rithala and Dilshad Garden.
- The newly opened section between Dilshad Garden and Shaheed Sthal will not take part in the makeover plan, as per the officials.
- Makeover work will begin with Dilshad garden, Jhilmil and Mansarovar metro stations.
- The restoration and the retrofitting are expected to be complete by March next year.
- The rest of 18 stations would be taken up in the phases, according to a TOI report.
- “The work would take time because only a few hours would be available for carrying out the renovation in an operational corridor,” according to a DMRC official.
- The DMRC will start the process by rectifying the water seepage problem on the tracks by replacing expansion joints and removing cable troughs, etc.
- The exterior of the stations will be renovated by applying a new color theme.
- The official further added that the interiors will be repaired and the ground floor of the stations will be replaced with granite flooring, and platforms will be given chemical polishing.
- DMRC will carry out large-scale development work outside the station including maintenance, beautification of the parking area, footpath, etc.
- The maintenance of the Red Line poses more challenges than the other lines as many stations here are at ground level, which results in more dust coming inside, according to the official.
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