A new elevator in New Delhi’s main airport will serve passengers from the north-eastern city of Mumbai, which was forced to abandon its own skyscraper due to rising CO2 levels in the 1990s.
The elevator, which has been designed by architects at WIPC Architects, is expected to be rolled out in the city’s international terminal by the end of March, officials said.
The Indian Railways has been trying to raise the cost of a new subway extension at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, which will allow trains to run between the city and its south-western suburbs.
It is also trying to upgrade the speed of the railway’s trains by increasing the number of stops and connecting with the airport.
But the elevator, according to officials, will be a cheaper way of transferring passengers from Delhi’s existing metro stations to the new airport.
A pilot project involving 50,000 people in Mumbai and the airport has been under way for a decade.
The new airport is expected soon to open, with the first passengers arriving in mid-April.