Panoramic Views at Delhi Airport
22 October 2021
Delhi Airport, a marvel of modern day airport construction has come a long way since its commencement in 1962. The airport is a shining world-class beacon for a new India and testimony to the fact that Indians can also build and operate world class infrastructure.
Here are a few panoramic shots to showcase its beauty and excellence:
The Operation Management and Development Agreement (OMDA) DIAL had signed with the Government of India stipulated that the new runway had to be built within two years. Work began in February 2007 on swamp land, fed by overflowing sewage from the city with no drainage for water. On this land, a runway had to be built that would take the load of the world’s largest aircraft.
Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport has been developed by DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) in record time and is at par with best in the world which is a strong factor in making it one of the best airports in the world in its category.
Night view of the departure forecourt at Terminal 3. T3’s roof covers 45 acres—that’s enough to accommodate 22 soccer fields. T3 is big. It is certainly the largest building under one roof that has been built in a very long time in India.
The five-level security-proof baggage handling system at the airport that allow bags from any check-in counter to reach any make-up position at all times. Additionally, a self-bag-drop (SBD) facility was introduced for reducing congestion and queuing times for passengers at the terminal. E-gates have also been enabled at the airport to ensure “just-in-time” boarding of the travellers.
Delhi Airport has an in house nursery– a home to over 6 lakh plants. Also, the landscaping of Delhi Airport covers an area of 4.55 lakh m² and more than 35,000 indoor plants to keep the air fresh. The irrigation of the entire landscape is done with treated waste water through the airport’s automatic water conserving irrigation system.