New Delhi: With the ministry of civil aviation providing clearance, fliers can finally check-in with baggage at two stations of the high-speed Airport Metro corridor in the nation's capital Delhi. These services will roll out from Friday, over three months after trains began running on the line.
These services will also be the first of the kind in the country.
New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium stations will have six check-in counters each and fliers, both domestic and international, can avail the facility between 5am-11pm.
Air India, Kingfisher and Jet Airways have set up two counters each at both stations and passengers can check-in, with their bags, minimum two, and maximum six hours prior to departure.
Baggage handling and passenger check-in (boarding passes) facility will be available at both the stations.
"We are delighted to provide our commuters with this ultra-modern facility of baggage and passenger check-in at the metro stations. The baggage check-in system will give the passengers a hassle free and convenient travel experience," a spokesman of Reliance Infra, whose consortium runs the metro line, said.
The 23-km Airport Metro, which connects Connaught Place with the IGI Airport in flat 18 minutes, was opened to the public on February 23, five months after the scheduled deadlines of Commonwealth Games.