Mumbai's swanky T2 terminal

Fri Jan 10 2014, 12:02 hrs
The new international terminal (T2) at the Mumbai airport is all set to be inaugurated today, promising to provide fliers a whole new experience with its features. The T2 has come up at a whopping investment of Rs 9,800 crore as against initial projection of Rs 7,452 crore. Express photo: Pradip Das
The new international terminal (T2) at the Mumbai airport is all set to be inaugurated today, promising to provide fliers a whole new experience with its features. The T2 has come up at a whopping investment of Rs 9,800 crore as against initial projection of Rs 7,452 crore. Express photo: Pradip Das
Here are the Vital stats on the new T2 terminal
* 47.27 lakh sq ft area. * 40 million passengers. * Counters: 188 for check-in, 60 for departure immigration, 72 for arrival immigration. * Comfort: 101 toilets, 5000+ cars capacity in parking facility, 10 baggage carousels. * Movement: 44 travelators, 49 escalators, 73 lifts, 25 fixed linked bridges, 52 passenger boarding bridges. * Security: 124 check positions, 2,300 CCTV cameras. Express photo: Pradip Das
Here are the Vital stats on the new T2 terminal * 47.27 lakh sq ft area. * 40 million passengers. * Counters: 188 for check-in, 60 for departure immigration, 72 for arrival immigration. * Comfort: 101 toilets, 5000+ cars capacity in parking facility, 10 baggage carousels. * Movement: 44 travelators, 49 escalators, 73 lifts, 25 fixed linked bridges, 52 passenger boarding bridges. * Security: 124 check positions, 2,300 CCTV cameras. Express photo: Pradip Das
Here's the statistics on the new swanky terminal. WHAT IT TOOK TO BUILD 
* 1,85,000 sq m granite, enough to cover 27 football fields. * 30,000 sq m skylight glass, enough to cover Wimbledon’s Centre Court 6 times.  * 4 km L.E.D. lighting for façade, 1½ km shorter than Bandra-Worli Sea Link. * 45,150 sq m façade glazing, enough to wrap Air India HQ twice, with glass to spare. * 3.35 km, 6 lanes, elevated road’s surface can accommodate 277 tennis courts or 1,080 badminton courts. * 18,000 tonnes steel in roof 15,000 tonnes centralised AC. Express photo: Pradip Das
Here's the statistics on the new swanky terminal. WHAT IT TOOK TO BUILD * 1,85,000 sq m granite, enough to cover 27 football fields. * 30,000 sq m skylight glass, enough to cover Wimbledon’s Centre Court 6 times. * 4 km L.E.D. lighting for façade, 1½ km shorter than Bandra-Worli Sea Link. * 45,150 sq m façade glazing, enough to wrap Air India HQ twice, with glass to spare. * 3.35 km, 6 lanes, elevated road’s surface can accommodate 277 tennis courts or 1,080 badminton courts. * 18,000 tonnes steel in roof 15,000 tonnes centralised AC. Express photo: Pradip Das
Industry experts say that while devoting an entire terminal to no-frills airlines will save passengers time, it may not help them save on user development fees, which are uniform across domestic airlines. The landing, parking and housing charges for aircraft are also not different for the two models. Express photo: Pradip Das
Industry experts say that while devoting an entire terminal to no-frills airlines will save passengers time, it may not help them save on user development fees, which are uniform across domestic airlines. The landing, parking and housing charges for aircraft are also not different for the two models. Express photo: Pradip Das
While the current capacity in the Mumbai airport helps to handle around 35 million passengers, it will go up to 42-45 million with the new terminal T2. Express photo: Pradip Das
While the current capacity in the Mumbai airport helps to handle around 35 million passengers, it will go up to 42-45 million with the new terminal T2. Express photo: Pradip Das
Named T2, the sprawling “one-roof” terminal spans 47.27 lakh sq feet. The four-storey structure will integrate the existing domestic and international terminals, now far apart. It will cater to 40 million passengers a year. Express photo: Pradip Das
Named T2, the sprawling “one-roof” terminal spans 47.27 lakh sq feet. The four-storey structure will integrate the existing domestic and international terminals, now far apart. It will cater to 40 million passengers a year. Express photo: Pradip Das
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