BIAL unveils Terminal1 expansion plan
Posted: 19 August 2010 | Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) | No comments yet
BIAL today unveiled designs and details of the Terminal 1 (T1) expansion with enhanced capacity to cater to the rapidly growing passenger traffic in Bangalore…
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) today unveiled designs and details of the Terminal 1 (T1) expansion with enhanced capacity to cater to the rapidly growing passenger traffic in Bangalore.
The expansion of the existing T1 has been designed to enhance the operational performance in order to handle the increase of passenger traffic between now and 2015. The traffic is estimated to increase from the current 10.6 million passengers annually to approximately 17 million passengers. The expansion is scheduled to be completed in 18 months from the commencement of its construction at an estimated cost of Rs. 1000 crores.
The enhanced T1 will be spread over an area of approximately 1,34,000 square meters. Designed by HOK, along with several leading international architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects & engineering consultants the expanded T1 sports an enhanced and modern design elevation. The architectural concept is based on the idea of a dramatic swooping and curving roof, under which the building sits. The roof is the unifying element for new and existing facilities, bringing both together as one composition. It also forms a dramatic canopy to the main entrance, offering passengers and public a giant covered area, protected from the weather. The undulating wave form provides the Terminal with greater physical presence.
Speaking at the event, Mr. G V Krishna Reddy, Chairman, GVK said “GVK is proud to be a part of this prestigious project as it serves an important driver for the overall growth of Bangalore, Karnataka & Southern region of India. We are committed to the success and growth of Bengaluru International Airport and share the vision of making it the gateway to South India. GVK’s business expertise combined with the operational excellence established by the airport is a perfect combination to achieve both infrastructure and operational growth for the airport.”
Unveiling the T1 expansion design, Mr. Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, BIAL added “The expansion of the existing terminal marks a significant milestone for Bengaluru International Airport and is a step towards giving the city of Bangalore an airport that caters to its global aspirations. The radiant interiors and breathtaking exteriors will be designed to mirror the rich culture of Karnataka and the vibrant colors of the Garden City. Our thought is to seriously consider the views of the local citizens while realizing the T1 expansion. The shared sneak preview into our communication designed to generate ideas from the passengers and the city is testimony to our inclusive approach.”