Delhi Airport Metro Line: Aborted Takeoff?

Risk Assessment and Management
  • Srinivasan SunderasanEmail author


The high-speed rail link between New Delhi’s upgraded and enlarged Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and the city center was forecast to ferry 40,000 passengers each day, on average. The proposed “Aerocity,” the city-side development at the airport, was vitally important to drive passenger volumes. Retail businesses at stations and advertisements on trains, platforms, etc., were to garner significant portions of projected revenues. Retail and promotion-related revenues, in turn, depended on passenger numbers which averaged about 25–30 % of original estimates.


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  1. 1.Verdurous Solutions Private LimitedMysoreIndia

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