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Delhi airport plans expansion, to get a new T3-like terminal

This is a part of its expansion plans in order to accommodate 40 mn passengers per annum

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Delhi airport. Photo: Shutterstock
Delhi airport. Photo: Shutterstock

National capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) will get a new integrated like T3, under the facility's plans.

The plan for the was revealed by Limited (DIAL), the operator of IGI airport, here on Tuesday.

According to DIAL, the budget passenger carriers' departure T1D and T1C will be merged into one and expanded to accommodate 40 million per annum.

"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 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.

However, for the plans to go forward the operator would need to shift some catered by the current T1D to T2 terminal.

T1D terminal, which has a passenger handling capacity of 20 million per annum, saw 24 million in 2016-17.

The terminal is being used by low-cost carriers -- IndiGo, and -- for operations.

Last year, DIAL had finalised the expansion plans in consultation with and other stakeholders to come out with its Masterplan 2016.

"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.

First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 15:18 IST