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Multi-level parking plan at new terminal put off,CISF in dark

Plan of a multi-level car parking,which was to come up at domestic terminal 1D of the Indira Gandhi International Airport,has been put off.

Written by Geeta Gupta | New Delhi |
March 17, 2009 11:42:44 pm

Plan of a multi-level car parking,which was to come up at domestic terminal 1D of the Indira Gandhi International Airport,has been put off.

As part of the domestic airport’s expansion programme,the Delhi International Airport (Pvt.) Limited (DIAL) had announced last year that a multiple-level car parking,with a capacity of 2,850 cars,will be constructed at terminal 1D. Now,airport sources said,no such parking was under construction. Instead,a surface parking is being constructed.

“A surface car parking is being constructed at terminal 1D; it will have a capacity of at least 3,000 cars. A multi-level car parking will be constructed at the upcoming terminal 3 instead. It will have a capacity of 4,500-5,000 cars,” a DIAL spokesperson said.

Now,DIAL says a multi-level car parking is generally not required at a departure terminal. “It’s a departure terminal where vehicles leave quickly after dropping passengers. Not many park there anyway,” a DIAL official said.

However,the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),which looks after the airport’s security,is still in dark about the change in the plan. “The security structure for the multi-level car parking has not been decided yet. The CISF was told about a multi-level car parking near terminal 1D. But there has been no news of that so far,” a senior CISF official said on condition of anonymity.

Last year,a multi-level car parking with a capacity of 5,000 cars was also announced for the international terminal.

Meanwhile,Terminal 1D will be opened for operations on April 4. Built on an area of 3,50,000 square feet,the terminal will start operations in a phased manner,sources said. Initially,only Jet Airways and Jetlite will start operations. Other airlines will be start operating from April 11.

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