The services at the newly built terminal of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will commence from today. The new terminal, which is built as a part of the ongoing phase 3A expansion of IGI Airport, will expand the airport’s total terminal capacity to 100 million. The airside capacity will also increase to 140 million.
The new arrival terminal at Delhi airport spreads across an 8,000 sq. m. arrival hall and comes with four new baggage reclaim carousels. The facility, according to DIAL, would provide a unique experience with a contemporary ‘meet and greet’ zone, plush forecourt area with landscaping and food and beverage kiosks, shopping, and extended parking area for cars.
With the opening of the new terminal, the complete operations of T1C will be shifted to the new arrival terminal at T1. Passengers on IndiGo’s 6E-6532 flight from Goa will be welcomed at the new state-of-the-art arrival facilities. The flight is scheduled to arrive at 3.20 a.m. on February 24, according to a statement released by Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) on Wednesday.
There will be 11 pickup lanes on terminal one with the new addition. The pickup lanes outside the new arrival terminal have been straightened and increased to three additional lanes. This will reduce traffic congestion and improve passenger comfort and convenience during pickup.
Terminal Designed With Green Initiatives at IGI Airport
The new arrival terminal was developed as a green building in accordance with DIAL’s green objectives, using internationally recognised LEED green construction standards. LEED creates a foundation for green buildings that are healthful, efficient, low-carbon, and cost-effective. DIAL has implemented the daylight idea in the terminal building, which will cut electricity consumption because natural light will be abundant during the day. Besides, the lighting fixtures and equipment like HVAC and baggage belts are energy efficient, enabling less power consumption. DIAL has also incorporated environmentally and human-friendly items in the terminal.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), operated by the GMR Group-led consortium DIAL, has three terminals -- T1, T2 and T3. IndiGo and SpiceJet now offer flights from T1. On the other hand, Departure operations will continue from the current terminal and will be merged with the new arrivals hall after the extension is completed, according to the statement.