The swanky Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is all set to open in September this year. With a vision of making the airport one of the best in the world, the Terminal 2, or T2 has been built with a state-of-the-art four-level terminal with an area of over 4,39,000 sq. mts. The new terminal will have new taxiways and apron areas for aircraft parking designed to cater to 40 million passengers annually.
The Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), a joint venture between the GVK led consortium (74%) and Airports Authority of India (26%), got the mandate to modernise and upgrade Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in February 2006. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has been ranked as one of the top performing airports in the annual ACI Airport Service Quality Awards for 2012.
It has been rated the third best airport worldwide for airports in the 25-40 million passengers per annum (mppa) category by the Airports Council International (ACI). Terminal 2 has a retail space spread across 21,000 sq. mts and 5,000 sq. mts of landscape area.
With 41 travelators, people can easily move about in the airport. The departure gate lounge has a seating capacity of 10,000. A 6 lane elevated express way leading to the Terminal is another big highlight. Making it easy for travellers, the T2 will have 188 check-in counters, 60 departure immigration counters and 76 arrival immigration counters. Terminal 2 will also have 25 fixed link bridges and 52 passenger boarding bridges. The magnificent artworks adorning the walls will be an added attraction. T2 will have 47 escalators and 73 elevators to make travel a pleasant experience.
The Terminal 2 will have 104 security check positions and 10 baggage carousels. The new terminal will have a multi-level car park for 5,000 cars.