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Airport Metro back on track

January 22, 2013 09:30 IST

Airport ExpressReliance Infrastructure's Delhi Airport Express, the first public-private partnership in Metro rail services, is set to restart operation from 5 am on Tuesday, after remaining shut for six months.

The train will run at 50 kmph.

An expert panel of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will review the speed periodically.

The line was designed for 120 kmph, covering the 23 km in 18 minutes.

It was closed in July 2012 on safety grounds.

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After two days of inspection, on Jan 15 and 16, CMRS on Jan 18 gives clearance for restarting the line.

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