IGIA's T3: Has over 215000 sq ft retail space

All set to shed the tag of being called a chaotic and unorganised

All set to shed the tag of being called a chaotic and unorganised
airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) got its new
terminal, T 3 which will be officially inaugurated by the Prime
Minister of India, Dr. Mamnohan Singh, on July 3, 2010, but will
operational only from July 14, 2010.

Completed in a record time of 37 months, the new terminal is designed
to hold on a capacity of 34 million passengers annually which is way
ahead of their UK counterparts (Heathrow T3), which holds around 25
million people. Designed by the US architectural firm HOK, the new
terminal T3 is said to be the sixth largest airport terminal in the
world with its 5.4 million sq ft area, with over 215000 sq ft of
retail space. To complement that, there is a multi level car park,
which can accommodate 4300 cars, and 97 travelators throughout the
terminal to make your experience comfortable.

The terminal is equipped with 14 baggage reclaim belts including 2
belts for Out of gauge bags along with the In line Baggage Handling
System  with the capacity to handle 12,800 bags per hour. The
passengers even have the luxury of 100 rooms transit hotel, inside the
terminal to take care of the stranded passengers due to delay or any
other cause. The area near the international immigration is done with
high ceilings along with natural light pouring in with the glance of
Indian culture on display. The various hands showcasing the different
‘mudras’ present above the international immigration counters are
intended to give international passengers a glimpse of the Indian
tradition and culture.

With 95 immigration counters (49 outbound and 46 inbound) and 78
passengers boarding bridges and 168 check in counters, the new world
class terminal definitely promises its passengers a world class