Monday, September 06, 2021

Competition wishes a pleasant flight to people in Delhi

New Delhi: Preparations have begun in right earnest for 2024 with competing players going all out promising the best of services at affordable rates. No, this is not about voters and the general election due in just under three years. This is about the two commercial airports Delhi-NCR will have then — newly opened Noida International and good old IGIA. Saurabh Sinha brings to you how they are already working to woo air travellers with better services and airlines with lower charges

Indira Gandhi International Airport and Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar have both planned automated people movers (APM) like global hubs, including New York JFK, Zurich and Hong Kong. Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), the operator of IGIA, is learnt to be eyeing an air train for carrying passengers between terminals by 2024, probably before the first flight takes off from Jewar.

NIA will begin operations with one terminal and get a second one a few years later. UP government is planning a driverless personal rapid transit (PRT) linking Jewar airport to a proposed amusement park in the upcoming Film City in Greater Noida’s Sector 21 by 2024-25.

DIAL is learnt to have appointed Meinhardt, a leading Singapore-based engineering and project management company, to give the most cost effective option for an APM on T1-Aerocity-Cargo City-T2/3 route. Ravi Kapoor, former chief project manager with Delhi Metro, is learnt to have joined DIAL to oversee this project, right from selecting the technology to implementing it.

06/09/21 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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