Tuesday, October 24, 2006

DIAL submits plan for Delhi airport

New Delhi: GMR-led Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Monday said their master plan for the new airport will have one integrated terminal building, four parallel runways, dedicated road and metro connectivity, and the facility to park 300 aircraft.
Not only will the new terminal building be able to handle 35 million passengers a year, the number of parking slots will be more than tripled.
At present, the domestic terminal has 50 aircraft parking slots besides 16 parking slots for the smaller (mostly private) aircraft. The international terminal has 27 parking slots, will six parking slots provided specially for the cargo planes. Also, The F9 runway, which will be able to accommodate Airbus A-380 aircraft, will be completed by mid 2008.
According to the master plan, the U-shaped integrated terminal building will house both the international and domestic terminals and have 50 dedicated gates, which will be allotted to the airline companies depending upon their traffic. The cargo terminal will be based on the northern-side of the main terminal buildings.
24/10/06 Financial Express
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