Besides building a second terminal (T2), Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) plans to open an interim terminal in a 3000 square meter building. This interim terminal will be a part of the existing terminal (T1).
The interim terminal will have facilities such as new gates, baggage handling system for domestic arrivals, etc. The timeline to complete the terminal is the first quarter of 2020. Establishing an interim terminal will help the airport in managing the increasing passengers at the existing terminal, as well as enable it to accommodate services to enhance the travel experience of the passengers.
Meanwhile, BIAL has issued an invitation for Expression of Interest for carrying out improvements works in Terminal 1 (T1). A broad scope of work includes electrical and plumbing, heating ventilation and air conditioning, construction of the pre-engineered single-storey building, relocation of underground services, etc.
Kempegowda International Airport (KIA)’s second terminal will be constructed in two phases. The Phase I will be completed by March 2022. Once completed, it will enhance the capacity of the airport by accommodating 25 million passengers per annum. The second Phase will augment the capacity to another 20 million passengers per annum. Second Phase is still under the planning stage, and no deadline is announced regarding the completion of Phase II.
Larsen & Toubro has been awarded the constriction of Terminal 2. The offer is valued at INR 3036 crores. The US architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is behind the design of the Terminal 2.
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