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Mumbai's new Terminal T2 opens.

New York (USAsian Network Business & Industry News) Mon, Feb 10, 2014 - Mumbai International Airportas new T2 Terminal begins service on Wednesday Feb. 12. The first flight to arrive will be an Air India flight from Singapoe to Mumbai; the first departure will be on Jet Airways from Mumbai to London-Heathrow. The official dedication and inauguration was held last month, with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh doing the honors. "I believe today marks a very important occasion in the development of the civil aviation sector in our country,a Singh said last month. "This shows our ability to build world-class infrastructure. The T2 is truly a first-class terminal.a As airports struggle with aging facilities and infrastructure issues, the new terminal was built in compact fashion with 4.4 million square feet spread over four floors, each with a specific designation a international departures, domestic departures, arrivals, and baggage/ground transportation. T2 was built to handle 40 million passengers a year. There are more than 180 check-in counters, 52 boarding bridges, and 162 escalators and moving walkways. It was designed by the American firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. The firm was taken on a 15-day tour of the country by airport director Sanjay Reddy to glean inspiration for the new terminal. What they came up with is dazzling. Inspired by Indiaas national bird, the peacock, the terminal has hundreds and hundreds of skylights attached to steel bases meant to mimic the birds. A nearly two-mile aArt Walla dominates the terminal, as the skylights illuminate more than 5,000 pieces of art and artifacts from all over India.


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Date:Feb 10, 2014
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