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Thread: Delhi’s T3 Terminal Inaugurated!
07-08-2010, 07:26 AM #1
Delhi’s T3 Terminal Inaugurated!The inauguration of the new domestic-cum-international terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) was done by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi. It is a matter of great prestige for Delhites to have the fifth biggest airport terminal of the world in their own city. Delhi now falls in the list of the mega cities which are often talked for their classy and hospitable airports.
Delhi government has left no stone unturned to provide all the necessary facilities to meet the rising demand of foreign tourists and security. There are about one hundred and sixty eight check-in counters, forty nine immigration desks, seventy eight aerobridges, fifty emigration desks, ninety seven travelators and hi-tech Cat III runway landing systems making it possible to hold large number of passengers at the airport.
T3 is going to give a tough challenge to many developed nations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai which are famous throughout the world for their excellent transport system. On an average, the T3 has the capacity of handling about thirty five million passengers a year which is almost equivalent to the capacity of world class airports of these countries.
The airport is designed in such a way that it can facilitate about six hundred passengers an hour by connecting the boarding area directly to the aircraft through various passage ways. There are about thirty-five escalator and sixty-three elevators for the convenient and better commutation of the passengers. In fact, there is a facility of Airbus A-380 as well to make the entire process of flying much more exciting and comfortable. After T3 airport in Delhi, only Changi airport in Singapore is the one which has more than sixty aerobridges at a single terminal.
T3 is definitely a great achievement of Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DIAL) for constructing such an amazingly huge airport with world class facilities. This would prove to be a great solution to numerous problems of foreign passengers who often complain about the poor facilities and long delays at the Indian airport. This is definitely a step forward towards making Delhi a truly global city.
The above is definitely a breakthrough for India as the future superpower and is just a beginning of many more developments. This airport is just aspect of the modern and developed India of the future. And so, we are all eyes for the future!...being a human...