Delhi airport is likely to get an air train by 2022 for seamless movement of passengers between terminals, a source privy to the development said.
“By the time the current phase of expansion is over by 2022, Delhi airport will become quite big with annual passenger handling capacity reaching 10 crore. Therefore, an air train is being considered right now to be built by 2022,” said a source privy to the development.
The passengers at Delhi airport currently move from one terminal to another using a shuttle bus service.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has already commenced its next phase of infrastructure expansion plan which will enable it to handle 100 million passengers per annum (MPPA) in the next three years.
The new air train plan is also a part of the expansion plan which is expected to be completed by June 2022.
“DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) would carry out integration of the Departure and Arrival terminals of T1, construction of new T1 Apron, fourth runway, dual elevated Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT), landside developments for circulation and connectivity improvements and T3 modification works.
After the expansion, Delhi Airport would become the first airport in India to have four runways and dual elevated Eastern Cross Taxiways (ECT),” Delhi Airport authorities had said earlier in a statement.