The first look of the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport has been unveiled by GVK, who is in charge of the design of the airport.
Touted to be one of the world’s largest greenfield airports with two parallel runways, Navi Mumbai International Airport, located in Mumbai’s Kopra-Panvel area, is currently under construction. Upon its completion, Mumbai will become the first Indian city to have more than one airport. The central government and the Government of Maharashtra visualised the Navi Mumbai Airport through CIDCO and GVK Group-led Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) has been building the airport as a partner.
The GVK Group, known for its work in the aviation sector, recently unveiled the first look of the Navi Mumbai International Airport. As per GVK, the terminal design of the upcoming airport takes its inspiration from the lotus flower, which symbolises purity and elegance. Scroll down to take a look at a few pictures of the upcoming international airport.
The airport at Navi Mumbai has been designed by globally acclaimed architectural firm Zaha Hadid, which has also designed the massive Daxing International Airport in Beijing.
The central terminal complex will be a cluster of three interconnected multi-level terminals planned around a landscaped central forecourt.
Together with two parallel runways, the master plan of the Navi Mumbai International Airport aims to serve 90 million passengers per year, once it’s fully ready.
The central terminal complex will be connected by 9+9 lanes planned along a landscaped main airport access road.
The NMIA is planned with dual entrances from the west as well as from the east. The western and northern part of the airport is planned for passenger-related facilities, while the eastern part is planned for cargo, MRO and general aviation.
The plan for the upcoming airport will be implemented in four phases with two parallel runways capable of simultaneous operations with high-speed expressway suburban rail metro and water transport connectivity.
The Navi Mumbai airport will serve both domestic and international traffic and will be equipped with next-gen technology.
According to GVK, the design of NMIA blends modernity with Indian ethos and culture in a beautiful architectural style.
In its first phase, the airport will be able to handle 20 million passengers per annum.
The airport covers an area of 1,160 hectares (4.5 sq mi).
The airport will be connected by an expressway, a Metro line, and a water transport link.