Is this the best airport in India?


Mumbai’s Terminal 2 building may have opened well behind schedule, and work is still ongoing well after its opening early in 2014, but it has been worth the wait. Pretty, dainty, subtle colours and design – this terminal is everything the city is not. The polar opposite of a teeming hectic metropolis, this is an oasis of calm and soothing design and colour combinations wherever you look. 

Owned by a consortium of GVK Industries Ltd, work on the new terminal began in 2009. Larsen & Toubro (L&T) were awarded the project while Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) was the architectural designer of the project. The project cost is estimated to cost $1.6 billion and employ over 12,000 workers. The X-shaped terminal has a total floor area of 450,000 square metres across four floors and will eventually handle both domestic and international passengers.

Aesthetics have been paid special attention to and the airport has the world’s largest public art programme to be located in an airport, with 6,000 pieces of Indian art from all over India. 


  • Approaching the new terminal building at the Mumbai airport


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