In an attempt to make commuters itinerary more hassle-free, Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will get an “Air Train” by 2020.
For the unknown, an Air Train will be a metro train that will connect the three terminals of the IGI Airport with each other. This, in short, will replace the shuttle bus that commuters use to travel from one terminal to another.
Introduction of an Air Train comes as the Delhi Airport is all set to get busier and bigger once the current expansion plan ends by 2020. The commuters-handling capacity of the airport will also touch 10-crore+ after the expansion project ends.
To note, the concept of Air Train is an established concept internationally. Major airports across the countries like Heathrow Airport (London), JFK Airport (New York), Zurich Airport, and Hong Kong International Airport already offer free-to-use inter-terminal metro train services.
Also, post the expansion is completed, Delhi airport will become the first airport in India with four runways and a dual elevated Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT). Other services in the expanded airport would include the integration of the Departure and Arrival sections of T1, construction of new T1 Apron and more.