Opened to public on 23 February, 2011, the Delhi airport express line or Orange line runs from the New Delhi Metro Station to the Dwarka Sector 21. The total distance covered by the orange line is 22.7 km, out of which 15.7 km is underground and the remaining 7 km is elevated.
Delhi metro airport line fare has been kept very reasonable to encourage commuters to take the metro instead of taxi. Also, it has helped to reduce congestion on the Delhi Metro Blue Line.
The minimum Delhi metro airport line fare is now 10 rupees. The fare from New Delhi Metro Station to Delhi Aerocity and Terminal 3 is 50 and 60 rupees respectively.
The Delhi metro airport line timing has been fixed keeping in mind the peak and non-peak hours.
The Delhi metro airport line start time is 4:45AM from New Delhi and Airport and last train departs at 11:30 PM from both sides. You can catch a metro in every 15-minute interval. The Delhi metro orange line takes approximately 19 minutes to travel from New Delhi to the Airport's terminal T2 and T3.
|Schedule||New Delhi||Dwarka Sector 21|
|First Train (All Days)||04:45 AM||04:45 AM|
|Second Train||05:30 AM||05:15 AM|
|Last Train||11:30 PM||11:15 PM|
|No.||Station Name||Station Structure||Connections||Opening|
|1||New Delhi Metro Station||Underground||Yellow Line||Sunday, July 3, 2005|
|2||Shivaji Stadium Metro Station||Underground||None||Wednesday, February 23, 2011|
|3||Dhaula Kuan Metro Station||Elevated||Pink Line||Monday, August 15, 2011|
|4||Delhi Aero City Metro Station||Underground||None||Monday, August 15, 2011|
|5||IGI Airport Metro Station||Underground||None||Wednesday, February 23, 2011|
|6||Dwarka Sector 21 Metro Station||Underground||Blue Line||Saturday, October 30, 2010|
All the six metro stations on the orange line route are known as City Airport Terminals (CATs). Many airlines have check-in counters at the stations on the Airport Metro Express Line to allow passengers to travel baggage free.
Moreover, all stations on the Delhi Metro orange line route are fitted with extra security, such as explosive detectors, x-ray baggage scanners and CCTV cameras.