Mumbai: New terminal has many firsts

Wednesday, 8 January 2014 - 11:13am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

External fibre optic cable of more than 150-km-long has been used to build the airport’s new terminal. The amount of cable used can touch Lonavla from Mumbai.

The total length of conveyor belts at the terminal is more than 6.4km – long enough to connect Andheri to Khar.

Built on the area of over 4.3 million square feet, the check-in hall alone covers more than 4,00,000 sqft. The 3km of façade area is the approximate distance from Vile Parle to Santa Cruz.

The pavement covers an area of 8,75,000 sqm. The 11 acre of the terminal’s roof is about half the size of Oval Maidan. “The project will have India’s tallest airport escalator at 11.6m in height,” said an airport official.

A total of 80 species of indoor plants have been used for the pockets of greenery. “Around 2,300 closed-circuit television cameras, 4,100 public address speakers and 2,400 data ports have been installed,” said an insider.

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