Mumbai Airport's swank new Terminal 2 was inaugurated today by PM Manmohan Singh....here are some numbers to be impressed about -
Mumbai's Terminal 2 (T2) at 4.39 lakh square metres is larger than Singapore's Changi T3 (3.80 lakh sqm) and London's Heathrow T5 (3.53 lakh sqm).
It will be able to accommodate 9,900 passengers during peak hours.40 million passengers per year. It has a 7-lakh sq ft area of retail space, lounges and travel services.
3-km art wall which houses over 7,000 artifacts collected from over 1,500 artists across the country.
4 storeys with 188 check-in counters, 60 immigration counters for departing passengers, and 76 immigration counters for incoming fliers.
Other numbers - 47 escalators and 73 elevators, 52 boarding gates, around 11,000 seats, 101 toilets, 16 lounges, and 10 baggage carousels
The distance from the boarding gates to the check-in hall is a mere 450 metres. For arriving passengers, it is marginally longer – 600 m (far shorter than IGI T3’s 750 metres).
About 20,000 employees belonging to 100 companies and hailing from about 32 countries worked together to build T2.
Multi Level Car park (9-storeyed) is one of the biggest in the country with space for 5000 vehicles.
....and the best part
A 6-lane (3.2 Km) elevated road will connect to existing domestic terminal with travel time reducing to 6 minutes between International and Domestic terminals!!
Must say...Kudos GVK, MIAL, MMRDA and the Govt of India! #csia #Mumbai #MumbaiT2