Hyderabad, March 23 (IANS) The GMR-led Hyderabad International Airport on Saturday commissioned the Interim Domestic Arrivals Terminal (IDAT) as part of the ongoing expansion works.
The commissioning also coincided with the 11th anniversary of the opening of the Hyderabad International Airport, said GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL).
Spread across 4,000 square metres in the airside, east of the existing Passenger Terminal Building (PTB), the IDAT is an exclusive domestic baggage reclaim concourse primarily serving the passengers arriving on aircraft parked on remote stands.
The new facility offers four new baggage carousel belts of 45 metres length each, which will help speed up the baggage delivery process. The facility is designed to handle almost 50 per cent of the domestic arrival traffic, amounting to around 30,000 passengers daily.
A wide corridor with two 26 meter length inclinators connect the new concourse with the main Passenger Terminal Building.
With this addition, the Hyderabad International Airport now has a total of seven belts for domestic arrivals.
“This facility has been proactively conceived and executed keeping passengers’ experience in mind while the airport is expanding to handle the industry growth,” said G.B.S. Raju, Business Chairman – Airports, GMR Group.