INDIAN CAPITAL EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS AIR TRAFFIC GROWS FASTJuly 6th, 2020
INDIRA Gandhi International airport (IGAI) in New Delhi, India have released an artist’s impression of upcoming domestic Terminal 1, now under construction, which will be ready by June 2022.
Situated at five-kilometre road distance from the main international Terminal 3, it will have 22 air bridges and 82 aircraft stands spread over 629,285 sqm with the building itself covering 192,985 sqm. This is part of a wider IGAI airport expansion project costing USD1.3 billion, which includes a new 4.4 km long fourth runway, 2.2 km long dual aircraft elevated taxiway and additional vehicular traffic lanes at arrival and departure forecourts. Upon completion of the project, the entire airport covering 2,066 hectares will have the total airside capacity of 140 million passengers per annum. However, even that will not be big enough for the projected passenger traffic for 20 million people living in New Delhi and surrounding areas. Construction of a the new airport at Jewar, 70 km east of the IGIA, has already started and with operations scheduled to start by 2024.
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