Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), operated under Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) in the Indian city of Bengaluru, has decided to construct a second runway and terminal (T2) in 2016.

The second terminal will be constructed in two phases to accommodate 35 million passengers annually.

The first phase, expected to be completed by 2021, will be able to handle about 20 million additional passengers every year.

The T1 and T2 combined are expected to handle approximately 55 million passengers.

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"The combined capacity of T1 and T2 will be approximately 55 MPA."

BIAL was cited by The New Indian Express as saying: "When completed, T2 will cater to 35 MPA.

"Additionally, the existing facility (T1) will undergo further expansion to accommodate the growth till the first phase of T2 is completed. The combined capacity of T1 and T2 will be approximately 55 MPA."

Kempegowda International Airport, named after Bengaluru’s founder, will have its second terminal designed by the US architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), which has been commissioned by the GVK group owned BIAL.

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The construction of the second runway will include the development of a 4,000m x 60m new south parallel runway for Code F type of aircraft, such as the Airbus A380.

The project will also see construction of a parallel taxiway, two cross-field taxiways that will link the new runway with the current north runway and T2 apron, and the widening of the current runway (T1) before the first phase of the second terminal is completed.

Construction of the second runway will also include earth balance works, followed by the development of the primary airfield including pavement work, CAT III B airfield lighting, signage, drainage, and fuel hydrants.