June 12, 2009 1:50:48 am
Delhi International Airport Limited awarded the project of installing passenger and baggage technology at Indira Gandhi International Airports upcoming terminal,Terminal 3,to ARINC Incorporated on Thursday.
ARINC had earlier completed the passenger IT project at the recently inaugurated domestic terminal,Terminal 1D,at IGI Airport. The passenger system at T1D represents ARINCs first airport technology contract in India.
Currently,work is in progress on the construction of Terminal 3,which will be an integrated passenger terminal. More than 68 per cent of the work has been completed and the upcoming terminal will be commissioned before the Commonwealth Games. Terminal 3 will have a capacity to cater to 34 million passengers a year.
A building of its size involves engineering of mammoth proportions. The building will be 300-m long and 250-m wide,with a 6-lane approach road from the city. In addition,there will be a dedicated high speed Metro line connecting the Airport to the city centre along with a city check-in facility, a DIAL official said.
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Spread across 20 acre,the building will have more than 4,80,000 sq m of floor space. It will serve both domestic and international passengers through 168 common use check-in counters. An advanced 5-level in-line baggage screening system will provide both efficiency and security. Over 5,50,000 cubic m of concrete will go into the construction of Terminal 3,along with 1,00,000 tonnes of rebar (reinforcing steel),which is nearly four times the amount that went into the construction of the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, a company release said.
The immigration process is also expected to ease for both arriving and departing passengers,with over 95 desks dedicated to this purpose. Passengers can board aircraft through 75 aerobridges spread across 4 boarding piers,which can be interchanged between domestic and international operations.
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