New Delhi: Passengers travelling by Air India, Jet and Kingfisher may finally be able to perform check-in functions at the New Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME) station by 1 June. According to the ministry of civil aviation, work on co-ordinating trials and implementing security measures was proceeding as per schedule.
Officials confirmed that a final review will take place on 30 May.
The metro line finally became operational on 23 February as against the original target of the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. Check-in facilities have also missed several deadlines, with the last one missed being 1 May.
Airlines will commence operational readiness and airport transfer trials by Wednesday, with Air India being the first to start trials and other airlines joining in as and when they had sufficient staff.
DAME has agreed to waive off charges for setting up counters but airlines will have to pay up for additional space.
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security will clear security-related issues over the next few days, including standard operating procedures.
Officials also said airlines will be responsible for ensuring that passengers who have checked in at the metro station have arrive at the airport in time for their flights. Passengers would be required to report at the boarding gate 30 minutes before scheduled departure.