Wednesday, June 07, 2017

DIAL plans to ease movement at IGI airport

Switching terminals at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport will not require getting out and boarding low-floor buses anymore, if DIAL's IGI master plan unfolds the way it has been planned over the coming years.
Documents of the master plan accessed by DNA, show that the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) plans to redesign the entire IGI airport which has been struggling with space constraints due to its fast rising footfall. As planned, the entire overhaul would unfold over the next 17 years in three phases between the year 2016 to 2034, termed 3A, 3B and 4.

"As listed under phase 3A which will be started in 2016 and extend up to 2020, the major development projects will be the expansion of Terminal 1D to make it more efficient and able to handle the footfall of 30 million passengers annually. Furthermore, a fourth runway will be constructed with which number of taxiways and area of apron will also increase. Cargo terminal will also undergo expansion in this phase," said a senior official from the ministry of civil aviation.
07/06/17 Anvit Srivastava/DNA