Delhi IGI Airport Terminal 2: From October 2017, use this revamped swanky T2 for domestic flights
Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport - rated among the best in the world - is all set to open a revamped Terminal 2 (T2) for domestic passengers. From October 2017 - airlines operating from Terminal 1 (T1) will shift one third of their operations to the refurbished T2. Mothballed-since-2010, the Terminal 2 was underutilised - opened for Haj pilgrimage passengers for 3 months in the year. We take a look at some cool images and facts about the upgraded T2:
GMR-led DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) has spent Rs 100 crore on the Terminal to give it upgraded infrastructure at par with T1 and T3.
The baggage handling system at the T2 has been changed and brought up to modern standards.
New forms of lighting have also been used, similar to other terminals of the Delhi airport.
Many new counters have now been added in anticipation of good footfall once the Terminal 2 opens.
Terminal 2 has four entry gates and two exit gates to assist arrivals. There are 74 check-in counters.
Keeping the need for enhanced security in mind, there are as many as 9 X-ray machines on the revamped T2.
The re-commissioned T2 will have six contact stands and four bus gates.
The upgraded T2 has six belts for passengers to reclaim their baggage from.
According to DIAL officials, the artwork installations at T2 are very similar to T3 and will reflect the culture of the country.
No international operations will take place from T2. According to DIAL, T2 is capable of eventually handling as many as 15 million passengers annually.
The revamped T2 is crucial to DIAL's Master Plan 2016. Under this Master Plan, T2 will help take the load off the growing traffic on T1. In the meantime, Terminal 1 will be expanded and integrated (T1D and T1C will be merged). Once the expansion of T1 is complete, T2 will be demolished to make way for a swanky new T4.
T3 and T2 would cater to the growing traffic in the next three to four years by which time T1 expansion project would be completed. DIAL also plans to build a fourth runway by 2021.
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