Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will soon have a new state-of-the-art terminal. Officials have released pictures of what Terminal 2 or T2, as it will be known, will look like once it is ready Officials say the target for the commencement of international operations is by last quarter of 2013, and the domestic operations by the last quarter of 2014.
According to officials, the cost of the T2 terminal at the time of the proposal was set at Rs 7,452crore. However, it has now been raised to Rs 9,800 crore.
67% of the construction has been completed. T2 will be a four-storey terminal and will cater to an estimated 40 million passengers annually.
The new terminal will have 188 check-in counters, 60 immigration counters for departing passengers, and 76 immigration counters for incoming fliers. To get around, passengers will have access to 47 escalators and 73 elevators.
For those who stress about travelling to the domestic Sahar airport for connecting flights, a six- lane elevated expressway will provide for a smooth drive from T2. A multi-level car park is also being built to accommodate 5,000 vehicles.