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Delhi International Airport becomes 100-mln capacity airport, Infra News, ET Infra


<p>Delhi airport's expanded Terminal 1</p>
Delhi airport’s expanded Terminal 1

NEW DELHI: The Delhi International Airport has now officially become a 100-million capacity airport, the largest in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday virtually inaugurated the expanded integrated Terminal 1 of the airport.

GMR Airports Infrastructure Ltd-led Delhi International Airport Ltd undertook the expansion work in 2019 as part of Phase 3A expansion and the expanded Terminal 1 of the airport now has the capacity to handle 40 million passengers per annum. The airport has three terminals.

“Terminal 1 enhances capacity and redefines the passenger experience while embracing sustainability. The expanded integrated terminal, a marvel of innovation and aesthetics, will serve 40 million passengers annually, double its previous capacity,” said I Prabhakara Rao, Group Deputy Managing Director, GMR Group.

Terminal 1 now has a consolidated arrival and departure facility significantly increasing the overall area, from 55,740 square meters to 206,950 square meters.

The new facilities include Facial Recognition System as part of Digiyatra at all entry gates, 20 Automated Tray Retrieval System, Individual Carrier System, 108 Common Usage Self Service), 100 check-in counters including 36 Self Baggage Drop kiosks, among others.

Terminal 1 now also has a baggage handling capacity of 6,000 baggage/hour from 3,240 earlier and 22 contact stands for passenger boarding bridges.

Other projects under Phase 3A includes construction of a new 4.43-kilometer-long fourth runway, making Delhi International Airport the only airport in the country with four operational runways, the construction of dual elevated Cross Taxiways on the Eastern side of the airport which connects the Northern airfield with the Southern airfield as well as expansion of Terminal 3 which will enhance its capacity from 34 million to 45 million passenger per annum.

  • Published On Mar 11, 2024 at 08:43 AM IST

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