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

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

June 28, 2010  |  comments ( 0 )  | 
IGIA’s T3: Has over 215000 sq ft retail space

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 service.

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