IGI T2 gets glamorous new avatar

As it opens for domestic flights on Saturday evening, it could be a walk down memory lane for old-timers using IGI's Terminal 2. Opened in 1982 as an international terminal, this regular brick and mortar structure was as glamorous as any Indian international airport could be. But it was “mothballed“ in May 2010 when Terminal 3 became operational nearby. Seven years hence, people were struck by the openness of the place as the immigration desks that once divided the large hall for check-ins have disappeared. A little ahead of it are the security checks.Now that T2 is all domestic, its capacity has also gone up. As an international terminal, T2 could handle 90 lakh passengers every year. Now, as a domestic terminal, it can handle 1.2 crore passengers annually.

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