The commuters of Delhi will have to wait longer for the Airport Metro Express. The internal deadline for repairing the line has been postponed to mid September. Earlier the urban development ministry said that the repair would be completed by August end.

The reason for the reschedule is cited as the need for more rectification along with the slow pace of work by Delhi Metro. A senior government official said, “Delhi Metro is still examining the defects. As it’s a time-consuming task — the inspection can only be done by climbing the girders and closely examining the bearings — the internal deadline has been rejigged”. The officials added that the workers are being put on the job as the required machinery is being procured.