Delhi Airport to Get India’s First Air Train


Going from one terminal to another on the Delhi airport will no more be a problem because the authorities are planning to commission air train, an elevated passenger mover system.

“By the time the current phase of expansion is over by 2022, Delhi airport will become quite massive with annual passenger handling capability reaching 10 crores. Therefore, an air train is being considered without delay to be built by 2022,” PTI quoted a source aware of the development.

Running on an elevated track, air train is used to connect airport terminals and guarantee a seamless movement of passengers between terminals. Currently, passengers at Delhi airport move from one terminal to another using a shuttle service. The new air train service is being planned in between T1 and T3 terminals, as per reports.

The Indira Gandhi International airport (IGIA) has already initiated its next phase of an infrastructure expansion plan which is able to change it to handle 100 million passengers every year (MPPA) in the next 3 years.


The new air train plan is also a part of the enlargement plan that is predicted to be completed by June 2022.

“DIAL (Delhi International airport Ltd) would carry out the integration of the ‘Departure and Arrival’ terminals of T1, construction of new T1 Apron, fourth runway, dual elevated eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT), landside developments for circulation and connectivity improvements and T3 modification work. after the expansion, Delhi airport would become the first airport in India to have four runways and dual elevated eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT),” Delhi airport authorities had said earlier in a statement.

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