New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) In order to facilitate airport-bound passengers, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is going to start check-in facility at Shivaji Stadium metro station of Airport Express Line from July 1.
At present, city check-in facility is available only for Air India passengers at New Delhi metro station of the Airport Express Line for domestic flights and a few flights to Gulf countries.
“From July 1 onwards, passengers of Air India and Jet Airways will be able to do city check-in for domestic and international flights from both New Delhi as well as Shivaji Stadium metro stations of the Airport Express Line,” an official statement from DMRC said.
The flight check-in facility from the stations would close two hours prior to the departure time.
“Passengers of Air India and Jet Airways can check in their baggage from these two stations from two hours to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight,” the statement said.
The checked-in baggage will be transferred to Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal-3, through a secured Baggage Handling System (BHS).
The statement added: “The highly sophisticated BHS ensures that baggage reaches airport in time. Free luggage trolleys are also available for passengers at the entry gates and platforms at all metro stations of the Airport Express Line.”
A Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) was also introduced recently at the Shivaji Stadium metro Station.
DMRC has taken a number of measures to attract passengers since it took over the operations of Airport Express Line from Reliance Infra in July 2013.
The average daily ridership of Airport Express Line is around 36,000.