The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil South India’s busiest airport, Bangalore International Airport, tomorrow. This airport was also recognized as the best regional connectivity airport by Skytrax and as an environmentally friendly airport for its efforts in waste recycling and resource recovery.
As the first bomb shelter-structured terminal 2 airport interior in the world, it is now turning a new chapter in its achievements. Its interior is made of bamboo, which gives airport travelers a stunning and elegant appearance.
At a cost of around 5,000 crores, Bengaluru Airport’s Terminal 2 will have the capacity to handle 5–6 crore passengers annually, up from the current capacity of 2.5 crores.
The capacity for handling passengers as well as the number of check-in and immigration counters will double with the opening of Terminal 2, or T2, greatly benefiting travelers.
Terminal 2 at Bengaluru Airport, which was constructed for over 5,000 crores, will be able to accommodate roughly 5–6 crore people yearly, up from the present capacity of 2.5 crores.
The passenger experience at Terminal 2 is envisioned to be like taking a “walk in the garden,” paying homage to Bengaluru’s Garden City. The 10,000+ square meters of green walls, hanging gardens, and outdoor gardens that passengers will pass through were created in India utilizing local technology.
Prime Minister will inaugurate the Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru, built at a cost of around Rs. 5000 crore. The terminal will double the passenger handling capacity of the airport to 5-6 crore passengers per annum, from the current capacity of about 2.5 crore.
Terminal 2 is designed as a tribute to the Garden city of Bengaluru and the passenger experience is meant to be a “walk in the garden”. Passengers will travel through 10,000+ sqmts of green walls, hanging gardens, and outdoor gardens. The Airport has already established a benchmark in sustainability with 100% usage of renewable energy across the campus.
PM to inaugurate Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru; to also flag off Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express
Bangalore Airport inauguration on 11🎉 pic.twitter.com/a4enpdgJZt
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Terminal 2 has been created with sustainability principles woven into the design. Based on the sustainability initiatives, Terminal 2 will be the largest terminal in the world to be pre-certified platinum rating by US GBC (green building council) prior to commencing operations.
The theme of ‘Naurasa’ unites all the commissioned artworks for Terminal 2. The artworks reflect the heritage and culture of Karnataka as well as the broader Indian ethos.
Overall, the design and architecture of Terminal 2 have been influenced by four guiding principles: Terminal in a garden, sustainability, technology, and art & culture. All these facets showcase T2 as a terminal that is modern yet rooted in nature and offers a memorable ‘destination’ experience to all travelers.
Take a look at this stunning LED screen boards used in the shape of bells at Bangalore airport T2 ! Fab!👌 pic.twitter.com/EefTsrCpwP
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