Most portably by December, the pedestrian subway between the domestic terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport and the train station. The 370 m subway is constructed by DMRC( Delhi Metro Rail Corporation). The subway will connect Botanical Garden Janakpuri West station of magenta line and the Departure and arrival terminal.
Subway connecting Terminal 1 station of Magenta Line with departure and arrival terminals:
DMRC has constructed a subway. So from now onwards, Delhi Metro commuters don’t have to trudge between the domestic terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport and the train station through busy traffic.
The subway will have escalators, elevators and travelators. Hence passengers won’t have to walk all the way. This subway will be the first subway to have travelators in the city.
The subway will be completed by the end of the year. Now, commuters travelling to and from the airport can directly enter and exit the metro station. Here is what the DMRC spokesperson said regarding the newly constructed pedestrian subway, “The pedestrian subway is nearing completion and is expected to be ready by the year-end. Commuters travelling to and from the airport will be able to directly enter and exit the Metro station using the subway that has lifts and escalators. The subway has been constructed using the cut-and-cover technology, which was an engineering challenge as very hard rocks were encountered during excavation work.”
The spokesperson further added that there will be two entry and exit points: one each at the arrival and departure terminals. Besides the staircase, there will be 2 escalators and 2 elevators. The elevators will have the capacity to carry 26 people and hence will be more spacious, as reported by the spokesperson.
Once the work is completed, the subway will be opened for the passengers. Now, passengers won’t have to walk along with their luggage through a pathway across the road amid traffic.