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"This (merged) terminal will be like another T3.
We are going to repeat another T3," I. Prabhakara Rao, CEO, DIAL, said during a briefing on the expansion plans.
The expansion plan encompasses a new pier building which will be built as an extension of the merged terminals with 22 aerobridges and 15 bus gates.
T1D terminal, which has a passenger handling capacity of 20 million per annum, saw 24 million passengers in 2016-17.
"The masterplan will be implemented in three modular phases -- 3A (2018-21), 3B (2021-25) and phase 4 (2026 onwards)," the company said in a statement.