The new arrival terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport is ready and will become operational soon. Officials said the 8,000 sq metre facility at Terminal 1 would offer a distinctive experience to flyers and the current domestic arrival operations will move to the new arrival terminal.
The new arrival facility is equipped with four additional baggage carousels. The pickup lanes outside the terminal have been realigned and expanded by three to a total of 11 lanes. This will ease traffic congestion and significantly boost convenience for passengers.
Among other features at the new facility are modern toilets, huge space between baggage belts, greenery inside the terminal with ample natural light, lavish ceremonial and VIP lounge, state-of-the-art meet and greet gallery, modern food court and ample parking space for taxis, cabs, private vehicles and shuttle buses.
As part of IGIA’s Phase 3A expansion project, the integrated Terminal 1, where work is under way, will have the arrival and departure terminals under one roof. The upgraded T1 will double its passenger handling capacity from 20 million to 40 million passengers per annum. After completion, the new Terminal 1 will have integrated arrival and departure terminals, a new node housing retail and F&B outlets and a pier building comprising 22 contact stands.
An airport official said T1’s arrival terminal will become operational soon, but the integrated T1 will take some time to become functional. Expansion projects under Phase 3A will help IGIA to become future-ready, as the airport’s three terminals will enhance passenger capacity to 100 million passengers per annum, while the airside capacity will rise to 140 million passengers annually.
As part of the overall development plan under Phase 3A, DIAL has constructed the new and expanded T1 apron, IGIA’s fourth runway, the dual elevated eastern cross taxiways to connect the northern and southern airfields, landside developments for circulation and connectivity improvements and T3 modification works.