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Delhi Metro allows baggage check-in for intl travellers

If you're an international air passenger travelling from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport you can check- in your baggage at a metro station, collect your boarding pass and skip the long queues at the airport.

Just make sure that you are at the metro station at least two and a half hours prior to your flight to check-in your baggage .

Queue of passengers at Delhi airport/ Reuters

Also, there is no compulsion of reaching the airport using the metro. While you can reach the IGI airport in your preferred mode of transport, your baggage will be transported to the flight you are going to board.

The service, starting from Thursday, will be initially available at two metro stations- New Delhi and Shivaji stadium- on the Airport Metro Express line.

Air India is the first career to offer this service to its international passengers.

“International flyers can collect their boarding passes at the Airport Express Metro stations and go for security check at the airport, without any hassle of carrying their luggage,” Anil P Gupta, president of Reliance Infrastructure, told The Indian Express.

Reliance Infrastructure operates the Airport Express Metro Express line, which terminates on Terminal- 3 or T-3 of the Indira Gandhi International airport.

Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines, which already have their counters at the stations, will also start offering the service soon, the report says.

Check-in facility for domestic fliers is already in operation on the metro.

And in case shopping is your agenda, you can reach the metro station eight hours prior to the flight’s scheduled time of departure, collect the boarding pass and explore the city's shopping hubs.