Maharaja will be first to land at T2

Feb 11, 2014, 08:10 IST | MiDDAY team

Scheduled to arrive at 1 pm tomorrow, Air India’s flight from Singapore will be first to touch down at the new integrated T2 complex; Jet Airways will be first to fly out

How it works
>> Passengers booked on international flights departing before 1 pm will have to board their flights from old international terminal 

>> Passengers flying after 1 pm will board flights from T2

Illustration: Amit Bandre

>> Flights landing before 12 noon will land at old terminal while aircraft scheduled to arrive after midday will touch down at T2

>> In order to eliminate confusion, old terminal will be closed for operations from 2 pm onwards and roads leading to the terminal will be barricaded

CM to inaugurate Sahar Elevated road
The Sahar Elevated Road will be thrown open to traffic tomorrow. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will inaugurate the six-lane approach road that has four entry and two exit points. The length of the proposed road is 2 km, and the cost of the project is Rs 287.37 crore.

This road has been funded under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. MMRDA Joint Project Director Dilip Kawatkar said, “The decision to allow two-wheelers on the elevated road will be taken by the traffic department.”

Access to T2

>> All international passengers making their way on four-wheelers and private buses to CSIA will be allowed access to T2’s departure zone at Level-4 through the Sahar Elevated Road that connects the Western Express Highway with CSIA

>> No entry for three-wheelers and two-wheelers on the newly constructed elevated road. They, including BEST buses, will have to use the existing road to access the T2 building

>> GVK and MIAL employees will occupy positions at all entry points to guide passengers to the entrance gates for departure and arrivals

>> In case any passenger turns up at the old terminal, GVK staff has made arrangements to transport them to T2
>> Of the 21,000 sq-m retail space made available for retailers inside, T2 will only see a handful of counters open, as it will take a minimum two months for all the shops to open

>> In order to ensure everything goes according to plan on the first day and thereafter, GVK has conducted 46 trials and 40 operational trials capable of handling with 1,700 passengers with the help of 600 staffers in the last seven months.

For your convenience
The new integrated Terminal 2 consists of four levels:

>> Level 1 comprises ground services, ground transportation lobby, arrival bus gate, lounges and baggage handling systems.

>> Level 2 comprises arrivals corridor, arrivals duty free, customs & immigration, baggage reclaim and arrivals forecourt.

>> Level 3 comprises security for domestic passengers, domestic departures retail, F&B and the domestic departure gates.

>> Level 4 comprises common check-in facilities, international security & immigration, international departures retail, duty free, F&B. International departure gates are located on this level

9:20 am
Time that the check-in counters at the new T2 building will open

1:00 pm
Air India’s flight AI343 from Singapore will be the first airplane to touch down, marking the beginning of operations at the newly constructed T2

1:20 pm
Jet Airways’ 9W 118 flight to London’s Heathrow airport will be the first departure

Total number of flights expected to take off and land on Wednesday

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