Bengaluru: PM Modi To Inaugurate Terminal-2 Of Kempegowda International Airport Tomorrow

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Terminal-2 of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru on Friday.  

Spanning across an area of 2,55,645 square metres, this Rs 5000 crore initiative has incorporated the concept of a “terminal-in-a-garden”, which is first of its kind.

As per reports, the T-2 in its first phase will have 22 contact gates, 15 bus gates, 95 check-in solutions and 17 security check lanes.

Apart from that, the new terminal will have nine customs hand baggage screening facility and the gate lounge will have a seating capacity of 5,932.

“T-2 is designed in a manner that we retain the philosophy of simplicity and minimal walking distances for the passengers a key characteristic of the KIA. With the use of a combination of the latest in construction technology and natural material, this terminal will establish a new vision for sustainable growth,” PTI quoted a KIA official as saying.

According to the KIA official, the T-2 has been built on four guiding principles — ‘terminal in a garden’, sustainability, technology and innovation, and art and culture of Karnataka.

“The T2 is an architectural wonder, which is a first-of-its kind ‘terminal in a garden’. It will have lush greenery within and outside and will be a visual delight like no other in the world. The passengers’ experience is designed to be a walk in the garden while traveling through the new terminal,” another official said.

According to him, the main attraction of this new terminal will be its ‘hanging garden’.

The designers have also kept in mind the rich art and culture of the southern state while designing the terminal, the officials said.

“The rich history and cultural heritage of Karnataka have been integrated into the design of T2 with focus on tradition, technology and contemporary facets,” an official said, adding, “The cultural diversity and unique art forms of Karnataka and South India will be showcased through the gardens, the dynamic environment and art installations.”