Saturday, September 02, 2006

IGI to transform from city airport

New Delhi: Delhi airport will no longer simply be a place where planes land and passengers and cargo transit. A few years from now, IGI will metamorphose from a city airport into an airport city.
A huge 250-acre chunk of land around the airport will be commercially developed to house several commercial facilities — from a golf course to a shopping mall. The GMR-backed Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) says this project along the new airport would make IGI an "aerotropolis" — a city built around an airport.
This concept has already been implemented by Fraport, which runs the Frankfurt airport and is part of the joint venture (JV) at Delhi.
A DIAL official said the IGI aerotropolis would have "long avenues of shops, selling everything from cheese to cardigans; internet cafes, a medical centre, a hotel, bookshops, quiet lounges, entertainment centres and baggage check-in counters."
02/09/06 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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