Saturday, July 10, 2021

Delhi airport's terminal-2 may be back in action by July end

New Delhi: Terminal-2 (T2) at the Delhi airport may resume operations as early as the end of July if the footfall continues to increase at a rapid rate, officials say.

While the daily footfall at Indira Gandhi Inetrnational Airport had dropped to around 18,000 passengers in the middle of May, it has crossed the 60,000 mark now and officials say T2 could be made operational soon if it crosses the 80,000-mark in the next 15 days. At present, only Terminal-3 (T3) is operational, handling both domestic and international flights.

While T2 had become functional last October, the operations were suspended in May once again after the footfall dropped owing to lockdowns in several states. According to the data, T2 was made operational last year — after the national lockdown — when the daily footfall had reached around 1 lakh passengers.

The footfall touched the 62,000 passengers-per-day mark in the end of June and hovered around 60,000 passengers in the first week of July, the official added. “Growth has stalled slightly, but all will depend on the demand. If more flights are required, T2 will be needed to cater to the increased footfall.”

Simultaneously, work is in progress at Terminal-1 as part of the airport expansion master plan, which will see its capacity increase from 2 crore passengers per annum to 4 crore.

10/07/21 Jasjeev Gandiok/Times of India

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