The time you take from reaching Mumbai airport to collecting your boarding pass is likely be reduced. An artist’s impression of the project showed that the Metro station at T2, the airport’s X-shaped integrated international terminal at Sahar, would be located two levels beneath the four-storey building.
Escalators connected to the T2’s arrivals and departures would take fliers down to a concourse housing ticket counters and restaurants. Travellers would have to come to a level beneath that to board the Metro. The facility will be available after five years.
“The linkage of the airport Metro rail will assist in providing frequent, reliable and quick services which are needed,” said a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson adding that the service will dramatically cut down travel time for travellers.
The other two stations would come up at the domestic terminal 1C and old location of the Shivaji statue at Sahar, officials added. The airport Metro would be connected to the 33.5-km-long Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro project. “Travel to busy business hubs such as the Bandra Kurla Complex would become easier,” added an airport official.
On October 21, the airport establishment began work on the project. It is being built by J Kumar and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Corporation (MMRDA) would run the three Metro stations. The GVK-led consortium that operates the airport would contribute Rs777 crore in the project, officials added.