The GVK Group recently unveiled the first look of the Navi Mumbai International Airport. The Union government and the Government of Maharashtra have envisioned the upcoming greenfield airport through CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation).
GVK Mumbai International Airport Limited in a public-private partnership with CIDCO is developing the airport.
The terminal design takes its inspiration from the national flower of India — the Lotus that symbolises purity and elegance. The futuristic design aims to blend modernity with Indian ethos in an effortless manner. The airport is designed by the architectural firm Zaha Hadid.
The central terminal complex will have a cluster of three interconnected multi-level terminals with a multimodal transportation hub. Once completed, the airport will serve 90 million passengers per year. With high-speed expressway, suburban rail, metro, and water transport connectivity, the central terminal complex will be connected by 9+9 lanes planned along a landscaped main airport access road.
The airport is planned with dual entrances from the east and west. It is expected to be implemented in four phases with two parallel runways capable of simultaneous operations.
The western and northern part of the airport is planned for passenger related facilities while the eastern part is for cargo, MRO and general aviation. The passenger terminal is organised on two floors with very few level changes.
There is no official confirmation on when the operations will begin.