India IGI Airport Unveils £2bn Terminal

8 July 2010 (Last Updated July 8th, 2010 18:30)

India unveiled a new international terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, on 3 July ahead of the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. The terminal, built at a cost of £2bn ($3bn), is spread over 120 acres and will enable the airport to handle 34 million passengers ea

India unveiled a new international terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, on 3 July ahead of the Commonwealth Games in October 2010.

The terminal, built at a cost of £2bn ($3bn), is spread over 120 acres and will enable the airport to handle 34 million passengers each year.

Built in just 37 months, it features 168 check-in windows, a new baggage check system, four miles of conveyor belts, 6.4 million square feet of floor space, 92 automatic walkways and 78 aerobridges.

Designed by UK-based architect Clare Brenner, the terminal will open for international passengers on 14 July, when it receives a non-stop Air India flight from New York, according to dailymail.co.uk.