Navi Mumbai International Airport’s first look revealed

The airport at Navi Mumbai has been designed by British architectural firm Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Updated On - June 11, 2021 / 02:07 PM IST
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The greenfield airport coming up near Panvel is being built in form of lotus. It will have long fluid lines, sprawling concourses, and a recurring lotus motif across the complex.
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The Navi Mumbai airport will be made in four phases and will be able to handle 90 million passengers annually once it is fully operational. In the first phase, the airport will be able to handle 10 million passengers.
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The airport will have three interconnected multi-level terminals - a central forecourt and two along the north and south runway.
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The Navi Mumbai International Airport(NMIA) is planned with dual entrances from the west as well as from the east.
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The eastern part of the airport is planned for cargo, MRO, and general aviation segregating vehicle traffic between the two entrances.
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The central terminal complex is connected by 9+9 lanes planned along a landscaped main airport access road. The airport’s main terminal (T1) expected to be operational in the first phase. T1 will have two floors.
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The elegant design of the building evokes the culture of India blended with futuristic features. The airport will have 26 immigration desks.
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The airport will be connected by an expressway, a Metro line, and a water transport link. 
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The Central government plans to operationalise Navi Mumbai airport by 2021-22.

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