The Airport Express line, the fastest Metro link in the country, will shut down for an indefinite period from July 8. The reason: Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt Ltd, the Reliance Infrastructure-led consortium
that operates the line, claims running trains on the elevated section of the alignment is a safety hazard. A Delhi Metro spokesperson said the corporation was notified about the decision on Friday.
In May, DMRC chief Mangu Singh says many ‘shortcomings’ in running of Airport line. Cites speed and frequency of trains, and service conditions
In June, Reliance Infra-led consortium gets independent visual inspection done on elevated section of line. Report says 250 of the 2,100 bearings supporting the girders ‘defective’
UD ministry says it will get a joint DMRC-concessionaire inquiry conducted with Indian Railways’ help
Report of joint probe will be submitted in 10 days and railways will review remedial measures needed