New Delhi: The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) will invest Rs30,000 crore to add four new terminals to the existing two at the Capital’s airport and build a fourth runway by 2026.
“We plan to take the passenger handling capacity of the Delhi airport to 100 million per annum by 2026. For that, we developed our master plan according to which we would build four new terminals and a fourth runway by 2026 with an investment of Rs 30,000 crore at the present value of money,” DIAL Spokesperson Arun Arora told PTI.
The expansion would be done in phases. The third terminal would be set up by 2010 to take the passenger handling capacity to 60 million per annum. After that, a new terminal would be added every five year until 2025.
Terminal 3 would have 55 aerobridges and 30 remote parking bays for passenger embarkation and disembarkation. Six of these aerobridges would be compatible for the Airbus A380.
“The money to be invested would be raised through debt and equity in the ratio 1.25:1,” said Arora.
The fourth runway would be constructed by 2021 to handle the increase in passenger and air traffic. DIAL plans to commission the third runway, amongst the longest in Asia, in the next 4-5 months. The runway will be capable of handling A380 sized aircrafts.
The company also plans to straighten the existing 9-27 runway or the ‘secondary runway´. “The two existing runways are converging. We would straighten the 9-27 runway so that we have two sets of parallel runways by 2021,” said Arora.