Indira Gandhi Sets T3 Opening Date

13 June 2010 (Last Updated June 13th, 2010 18:30)

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in India will open its new terminal on 3 July, which has been built to handle an influx of passengers for the Commonwealth Games in October this year. The eight-storey integrated Terminal 3 covers an area of 5.5 million square feet and an apron

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in India will open its new terminal on 3 July, which has been built to handle an influx of passengers for the Commonwealth Games in October this year.

The eight-storey integrated Terminal 3 covers an area of 5.5 million square feet and an apron area of 6.3 million square feet, and will have a total capacity of 34 million passengers per annum.

The terminal will feature a common check-in concourse, immigration counters, a modern five-level in-line baggage system, aerobridges and a multi-level car parking facility.

T3 will also feature 3,000 closed-circuit television sets and 352 screening machines, and will be equipped with a modern airport and security operations control centre.

The terminal will be open for international operations from 14 July and domestic operations from 31 July this year.

It is being delivered by Delhi International Airport Limited, a joint venture company, according to netindian.in.