PM to Inaugurate the Renovated Delhi Airport Terminal 1 Tommorow

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is preparing for the inauguration of its revamped Terminal 1 (T1) on 10th of March, Delhi Airport Terminal 1 will be inaugurated by the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

GMR Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport is undertaking a significant expansion project, which includes the addition of an expanded Terminal 1 (T1), a fourth runway (T3) and a distinctive ‘double elevated cross taxiway’ at Palam. Ability to control passengers. Air train and newly built Terminal 4 will also be built in the future.

The construction contract for Delhi Airport Terminal 1 worth approximately Rs 7000 crore has been taken by Larsen & Toubro (LTD). It will integrate domestic departure and arrival terminals under one roof and will be able to handle 20 million to 40 million passengers a year.

The new terminal is 169,000 square meters larger than its predecessor. It has provided many facilities to the passengers, making departures and arrivals much faster.

GMR Airport Consortium and Delhi International Airport Limited have merged Departure Terminal-T1D and Arrival Terminal-T1C into a unified Terminal-1.

The expansion plan emphasizes passenger amenities, including the installation of an aerobridge, which the airport operator calls a “smart apron”. These bridges will provide uninterrupted access to aircraft, as is the case in Terminal-3.

Terminal 1 of Delhi Airport is prepared for takeoff

Previously, due to the lack of an aerobridge at the old T1, passengers had to board buses or wait to disembark, which caused delays of up to 15 minutes.

Additionally, passengers will find 108 general-use self-service check-in kiosks in Delhi Airport Terminal 1, allowing them to access check-in services from multiple airlines from a single device.

The terminal also has a latest baggage handling system, called “Individual Carrier System”, which tracks baggage completely without compromising on efficiency.

Additional improvements at the Delhi Airport Terminal 1 include expanded parking spaces, additional carousel accessories and more pickup arrival lanes.

Terminal 2 will transform into a hub for short-haul international flights with the opening of T1. The transformation, which is expected to last three to six months, aims to increase passenger capacity to 8 to 9 million over the next few years to meet demand.

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