Mumbai airport's new world-class terminal wows all
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lights the lamp as Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan looks on during the inauguration of Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2 in Mumbai on Friday. The PM said partnerships with private sector will be
The new T2 terminal of the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport is pictured here late in the evening. Mumbai unveiled its long-awaited new airport terminal, complete with a peacock-inspired design and huge art display, part of a lavish revamp.
An inside view of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2.
The new terminal 'T2' is spread across 47.27 lakh sq ft area. PM dedicated the terminal, a spanking four-storey glass marvel, of which design has been inspired by a dancing peacock, to the nation. The actual operations at the terminal is likely to
The brand new T2 has come to existence at a whopping investment of Rs 9,800 crore as against initial projection of Rs 7,452 crore. The sprawling premises boasts of tens of thousands of artifacts and paintings, housing arguably one the largest
The most attractive feature of the swanky terminal is the museum of artifacts. Stretching along a 3-km art wall, the museum houses over 7,000 artifacts collected from over 1,500 artists across the country. Picture shows paintings of Bollywood stars
A viewer photographs the swanky new terminal of Mumbai airport.
"We wanted to create our own global benchmark," said G.V. Sanjay Reddy, managing director of Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd and vice-chairman of GVK Power and Infrastructure, the Indian company leading the airport's operations and revamp.
The design has focused on Indian identity, from lotus flower chandeliers to the check-in floor's 272 sky-lights, with special lenses that move according to the sun to create reflections like peacock feathers on the floor.
The new terminal for both international and domestic flights boasts India's largest public visual arts programme, largest car park, a new six-lane elevated road to ease traffic and 140 immigration counters.
A security staff walks past a Bollywood-themed mural featuring the actor Aamir Khan at the new T2 terminal of the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
Spread over an area of a little over 4.39 lakh square meters, the T2 has been designed to cater to an estimated 40 million passengers annually. The long-awaited new terminal - an ambitious, art-filled space - that developers hope will be a showcase
One of the country's busiest airports currently caters 32 million passengers a year as of now. Under the privatisation policy of UPA-I Government, the Delhi and Mumbai airports were given to private parities for modernisation in 2006. While a GVK-
The state-of-the-art T2 will be larger than Singapore's Changi T3 (3.80 lakh sqm) and London's Heathrow T5 (3.53 lakh sqm). It will be able to accommodate 9,900 passengers during peak hours. It has a 7-lakh sq ft area of retail space, lounges and
The Rs 12,500-crore modernisation and development work of the Mumbai airport actually began in 2008 and was scheduled to be completed in 2010. Of the four-level terminal, level 1 will be used for ground transportation and 2 for arrivals. Level 3
Workers put final touches at the parking zone of the new airport terminal at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. As far as facilities are concerned, the lavish T2 will have 188 check-in counters, 60 immigration sites for
Also, passengers will have access to 47 escalators and 73 elevators. The facilities also include 52 boarding gates, around 11,000 seats, 101 toilets, 44 travelators, 16 lounges, and 10 baggage carrousels, among others. Seen here - Workers put final
The World-class terminal uses 30,000 sq m skylight glasses which can cover 6 centre court of the Wimbledon's.
The LED lighting of the flashy Terminal-2 can stretch 4 kilometer long which is only one and half Km less than the Bandra-Worli sea link.
The terminal's 6 lanes elevated roads are about 3.5 km long all-together and can house 1,088 badminton court or 277 tennis courts at a time.
Another picture of the new terminal.
Security stand guard outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2 that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Mumbai on Friday.
People walk outside T2, the new integrated terminal at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, during its inauguration in Mumbai.