New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the expansion of Dwarka Sector-21 Airport Express Line and India Convention Center (IICC) Yashobhoomi on Sunday. After the inauguration of this extension line, the journey from New Delhi to Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector-25 will be only 20 to 25 minutes.
DMRC said in its statement that metro operations for passengers on this new extension will start from 3 pm on the same day i.e. Sunday, September 17. With the addition of this section, the total length of the Airport Express Line from New Delhi to Yashbhoomi Dwarka sector will be 24.9 km.
Currently (at the time of writing), services on the Airport Line are available up to Dwarka Sector-21 metro station, which is also an interchange point between the Airport Line and the Blue Line of Delhi Metro. Apart from serving the convention centre, the new station will also provide metro connectivity to residents around Sector-25 in Dwarka and new sectors along the Dwarka Expressway in neighboring Gurugram.
Now on Airport Express Line there will be 7 stations
The more than 2 km long tunnel connecting Dwarka Sector-21 station to the new station has also been constructed using cut-and-cover technology, DMRC said in its statement. There are now seven metro stations on the Airport Express Line, namely New Delhi (Interchange with Yellow Line), Shivaji Stadium, Dhola Kuan, Delhi Aerocity, Airport (T-3), Dwarka Sector-21 (Interchange with Blue Line). And. Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector-25
Metro will run every 10 minutes
A total of eight trains with six coaches will be available on the entire Dwarka Sector-21 to Yashbhoomi Dwarka Sector-25 metro section on the Airport Express Line corridor. Trains will run on this section at an interval of 10 minutes.
Delhi Metro will increase the operating speed of its trains on the Airport Express Line from 90 kmph to 120 kmph by March 2023. The entire journey from New Delhi to Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector-25 will take approximately 21 minutes. Officials said that earlier the travel time between New Delhi and Dwarka Sector-21 was about 22 minutes, which has now reduced to about 19 minutes.