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Delhi's STUNNING T3 terminal celebrates 1st birthday!

Last updated on: July 28, 2011 16:29 IST

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The glass-and-steel integrated Terminal 3 of the IGI airport completed one year of operations today.

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Image: Terminal 3.
Photographs: Shishir Bhate.
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The terminal was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year on July 3 but full international operations began only from July 28.

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To mark the occasion, airport operator DIAL has decided to hold cake cutting ceremonies for passengers and a live musical performance will also be organised inside the terminal.

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Image: A live band plays popular English numbers to celebrate the T3 anniversary.
Photographs: Shishir Bhate
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Apart from it, a grand shopping festival will be held inside the terminal, where passengers can avail of exciting offers and discounts up to 50 per cent at retail and food and beverage outlets.

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The Duty Free shop has also come up with plenty of special offers, which will be on till August 8.

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"In last one year Terminal-3's retail area has seen remarkable success. The nation's largest terminal also possesses the largest retail area at any Indian airport, spread across 20,000 square metre offering a wide range of variety by the best of Indian and International brands. This has made T-3 a traveler's delight," DIAL CEO I Prabhakara Rao said.

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Also, passengers will be given a surprise gift upon presenting their boarding cards.

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The terminal, which is spread across 5.4 million sq ft, was completed in a record time of 37 months.

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The massive project required 18,000 metric tons of structural steels to just build the roof, 100,000 sqm of curtain wall, 1,10,000 sqm of granite imported from Bahrain for floors, 1,70,000sqm of carpet material and nine lakh trees and plants for landscaping.

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Around 30,000 workers and engineers were engaged in with the project at the peak of construction.


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