~ Mumbai’s Another Landmark : New International Airport Terminal T-2

One of the most difficult & complex projects in the world has successfully finished. Mumbai International Airport’s new terminal “T-2” will start operation for international passengers from this week ( Feb-2014).

The main attraction of this  $1 billion dollar, 4.4 millions sq.ft. new Terminal is; a beautiful 3 km indoor Art gallery cum Museum “ Jaya He” ( Sanskrit meaning – victory) showcasing Indian Art, Cinema & Culture; with over 7000 different items collected across India!

Read my other post: Inclusive Growth: Most Complex and Challenging Airport Construction Project In The World

Interesting features of T2 terminal:

  •  Consultant /Bidder– Indian company GVK group

  • Construction Company: India’s L& T group

  • Total cost of project is about 5500 crores INR ( ~ $1 Billion)

  • Has yearly capacity of 40 million passengers

  • Roof size is about 10 football fields

  • About 25000 people worked hard to build this unique T2 in 7 years time

  • Unique “Peacock feather” style large pillars to hold roof and  hundreds of special “Lotus” shaped chandeliers inside

  • Energy efficient building: Designed specially for natural lights,

  • Due to land availability constrains, T2 is designed vertically up to 4 levels

  • 3rd level is for domestic passengers & 4th level is for International passengers

  • Innovative Swing boarding gates to be used for Domestic & International Passengers as per requirements. This has saved lots of  space , time of traveler and cost of maintenance.

  • Such innovative design makes it most cost effective airport in the world in terms of Cost per passengers ( just 15-20 % of European airports, about 30 % of cost compare to Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong and 17 % of cost of New Delhi Airport)

  • 3 kilometer long walking Art gallery to showcase Indian Art, Culture, & Cinema

  • 22 lakh sq. ft of granite used of same color and quality

  • Domestic flights will be shifted at T2 from next year.

Watch clip on Mumbai’s New Terminal- T2 ( Voice Mr. Amithabh Bachan)

Slide Show: Stunning T2 Terminal

Watch : GVK group owners telling how they have changed this challenge into opportunity

Image source: Screen shot from GVK’s clip

Sources: Google search, GVK group India, you tube user “NostalgicVEVO” and “IBNLive”, IBN live news clip and all links mentioned in the post.

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