T-2: An international marvel
The new integrated Terminal 2 (T2) is an iconic megastructure (measuring 44 lakh sq ft) and will have the ability to handle 4 crore passengers annually. Traversing across four-levels, its vertical and compact design integrates all operations (international, domestic, cargo, groundhandling, security, retail, etc.) under one roof enabling enhanced passenger servicing and operational efficiency.
On the occasion of T2’s inauguration, Dr GVK Reddy, executive chairman, GVK Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), said, “Over the years, we have developed expertise in executing challenging and complex infrastructure projects. T-2 reiterates our commitment towards building a better India for the present as well as future generations.”
The Rs5,500 crore incurred in building T2 is lowest as compared to similar airport projects in India as well as across the world. It was constructed in the same location of the present international terminal without shutting down India’s busiest and land-locked city airport, which is the most constrained airport in the world. All international, and later, domestic passengers will enter the new Terminal Head House on the fourth level, that is accessed by a sweeping elevated road from the Western Express Highway in only three minutes.
At the entrance, the lanes split, making room for wide drop-off curbs with ample space for departure rituals with passengers and their guests protected from Mumbai’s heat and unpredictable monsoons, by the Head House roof that extends to cover the entire departure roadway. A 15-metre-tall cable-stayed glass wall — the longest in the world —opens to the soaring space of the check-in hall. Once inside, travellers enter the warm, light-filled and monumentally large check-in hall, featuring 188 + 20 check-in counters, sheltered underneath the 11-acre long-span roof, supported by an array of only 30 mushrooming multistory mega-columns.
The integrated T-2 will commence international operations from 12 February 2014.
- 15-metre-tall cable-stayed glass wall — the longest in the world.
- 11 acre long span mega roof supported by only 30 columns.
- 18.5 lakh sq ft, of granite used, can cover 27 football fields.
- 30,000 sq ft skylight glass is enough to cover Wimbledon’s Centre Court six times over.
- 4 km of LED lighting has been used to illuminate the façade.
- 5,200 car multi-level car park is the largest in the country.
- Spans across 44 lakh sq ft area.
- Dedicated six-lane, 3.2 km elevated expressway reduces travel time to T2 from the Western Express Highway.
- 208 check-in counters as well as 23 domestic and 30 international security pedestals.
- 10,900 seating capacity, 161 elevators, escalators and travellators.