Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the extension of the Airport Express Line, connecting Dwarka Sector 21 to Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 on Sunday. Passenger operations at the new station will commence at 3 pm on that day.

The expansion of the Airport Express Line to Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 is especially significant as Yashobhoomi is being developed as India’s largest exhibition and convention center, capable of hosting major international conferences and expos. This extension adds 24.9 kilometers to the total length of the Airport Express Line.

The Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 station features three subways. One of these, a 735-meter-long corridor, connects the station to the exhibition halls, convention center, and central arena of the complex. Another subway facilitates entry and exit across the Dwarka Expressway, while the third leads to the foyer of the prospective exhibition halls slated for the second phase of the Yashobhoomi project.

An official from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation highlighted the features of the underground corridor, stating that it provides seamless, safe, reliable, efficient, and smooth connectivity between the metro station and the Yashobhoomi complex, equipped with eight escalators, four lifts, and amenities such as CCTV surveillance, full-height platform screen doors, and a public announcement system. Printed glass panels adorn the walls to enhance the subway’s aesthetics.

The expansion of the metro link was commissioned by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). The new metro station is underground and now directly connects with key transit landmarks in the city, including Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport and New Delhi Railway station.

Besides offering access to the convention center, the new station will provide convenient train access for residents in Sector 25 of Dwarka and the new sectors along Dwarka Expressway in neighboring Gurgaon. Officials expect that residents of these areas will be able to reach central Delhi in approximately half an hour.

The Airport Express Line will operate with eight trains, each consisting of six coaches, running between Dwarka Sector 21 and Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25. The trains will run at a frequency of 10 minutes on this section.

The operational speed of metro trains on the Airport Express Line is currently the fastest in DMRC’s network, currently operating at 110 kmph, with plans to increase it to 120 kmph in the future. The journey from New Delhi station to Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector-25 is expected to take around 21 minutes at a speed of 120 kmph.

For the general public, a parking facility is available at the Yashobhoomi Complex near Gate No. 2, which will be managed by the convention hub staff.

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