The Delhi airport is soon going to have three different terminals for international airlines, low-cost domestic carriers and full-service domestic airlines. The ministry of civil aviation (MOCA) has approved the plan for airport expansion, which includes a new runway, a new terminal and an internal rail network.
T-1 is built on 53,000 sq m area. After the expansion, it will be spread over 133,000 sq m. Ten aerobridges will be constructed and the number of boarding gates will be increased from eight to 25. Other low-cost domestic carriers will be shifted to Terminal 1.
Post expansion, DIAL will construct Terminal 4, in the area where currently Terminal 2 is located. Terminal 4 will cater to full-service domestic carriers such as Air India and Jet Airways.
Once T-4 is constructed, fullservice domestic operations of Jet Airways and Air India and other such airlines will be shifted there and T-3 will only deal with the inter national flight operations.
This is in the updated master plan prepared by DIAL. Delhi airport, which already has three runways, will become the first airport in the country to have four. Airport officials are expecting to commission the fourth runway by 2018, which will take its per hour capacity from 75 flights to 105.
Delhi International Airport (P) Limited is expecting to start the construction in 2016 and complete it before 2018.
Hindustan Times : June 1 2016 : Page 04