IGI to get third terminal by 2010 with Rs 9,000 cr capex

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New Delhi, Aug 21 (UNI) With the Commonwealth Games drawing closer, the Indira Gandhi International Airport will get a third terminal with the government announcing a capex of Rs 9,000 crore for it.

''The third terminal will be ready by 2010. We would like optimal usage of the terminal. We will discuss the matter with the ATC and decide whether the terminal would be used for domestic or international traffic,'' Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said while inaugurating the third runway at the Delhi Airport.

All the civil work, airfield lighting and marking has been done and calibration work by the Airports Authority of India will be over soon.

The new terminal would be able to handle 37 million passengers per year.

The city is already getting a new domestic terminal, which will be completed by the year-end.

Delhi International Airport Ltd, a GMR Group led joint venture consortium, has invested Rs 500 crore for the development of the terminal,'' GMR Group Business Chairman (Airports) Kiran Kumar Grandhi said.

UNI SR RL HT1514

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