Mumbai: Fearing the MNS 'rasta roko' against toll plazas, passengers of not only the first flight flying from T2 but also later flight passengers were seen arriving at the airport from 7 am onwards.

Looking at the huge number of passengers, the airport gates that were to open at 9.20 am had to be opened at 8 am itself.

The Air India flight AI-343 that was to arrive at 1 pm is delayed and is estimated to land by 1.20 pm. Speaking to MiD DAY, an airport official said, " If the Air India flight gets delayed beyond the estimated time, we will have to allow the Emirates flight to land, making it the first flight landing at the new T2."

The EK-506 that was scheduled at 1.55 pm has been estimated to land by 1.40 pm followed by WY-203 that is expected to land on its scheduled time 2.40 pm.

The passengers were given a goody bag along with their pictures taken by the photographers that were spread across the terminal. It was not only the Gate 7 of level 4 departure but also Gate 1 and 2 that saw a lot of passengers arriving by 9 am.