Noida airport terminal will look like a haveli | News from Noida
âI don’t see any passengers taking connecting flights between IGIA and Jewar. It seems quite heavy even though the connectivity is very good, âNIA CEO Christoph Schnellmann told TOI. âI see both airports serving their respective watersheds, their current passenger demand. We have a lot of point-to-point (air traffic) expectation in Noida. Airlines have no shortage of prime time slots and we will offer transfers, both domestic and international. The terminal was designed to provide fast transfers, âadded Schnellman.
Swiss Airport Zurich AG’s 40-year concession period to build and operate Noida Airport began on October 1. The Rs 5,730 crore project is to begin operations by the end of September 2024 within three years, âsaid Schnellmann. The NIA is currently selecting Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors for the airport. He will deliver the designs and tender documents to the shortlisted bidders to select two EPC contractors – one for the terminal and one for “everything else”.
According to Schnellman, the terminal’s design will be “very comfortable in UP, picking up architectural elements and materials from the area.” The CEO of the NIA said that “the architecture of the havelis and temples” of the region inspired the design “The materials you will see, the stones and the very large forecourt in front of the airport, will reflect it”, a- he declared.
The airport’s âmixed-rotationâ boarding gates will allow docked aircraft to operate domestic and international flights from the same bay. Which means that once passengers disembark from a flight that comes from, say, Mumbai and the luggage is unloaded, the airline can board flyers to Dubai from the same gate without the plane having to go. need to taxi to a separate international wing.
âWe will offer national and international traffic from the same terminal, from the same parking position or from the same gate. International arrival, national departure and vice versa. The terminal will be a multi-level structure allowing you to separate passengers. So if they arrive overseas, they’ll take a different route from domestic arrivals, âSchnellman said.
The airport will make extensive use of digital technology for what the concessionaire describes as âa contactless experienceâ. âWe are removing as many airport processes from the terminal (as possible) and installing the passengers’ smartphones. The design and technology will ensure a fast and seamless travel experience both for passengers inside the terminals and for airlines in terms of operating the next flight after landing here. This will ensure fast connections, âsaid the CEO of the NIA.
The airport masterplan also provides for helipads.
Phase 1 of the airport will see a runway and terminal with a capacity to handle 1.2 crore passengers per year. The terminal will be equipped with 10 airbridges, with around 75% of passengers embarking and disembarking through them. The buses will be used for the rest.
Reaching 80% of the 1.2 crore passenger mark will trigger the next stage of expansion of the first phase, which will see a mirrored extension of the terminal to handle an additional 1.8 crore of passengers per year. âSo at the end of the first phase of development, we will have a runway and terminal with a capacity of 3 crore of passengers per year,â said Schnellman.
In the second phase, a runway and terminal will be added, bringing the NIA to its final passenger capacity of 7 crore per year.
This terminal, like IGI’s T1, will be built in two phases. The final capacity of IGI airport is approximately 11 crore of passengers. Thus, with the NIA, the total handling capacity of Delhi-NCR airport could within a decade reach 18 million passengers per year.