Launchpad: Time For Mumbai To Fly High With The Swanky New T2 Terminal

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Just like you, we’ve also been wondering what the new Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2 is like! The terminal that has literally been the talk of the town was finally inaugurated on the 10th of January by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and airport will be open to passengers from the 12th of February, that is, four weeks after the inauguration.

So I did a little sneaking here and there, kept my ears and eyes wide open to know what the social media citizens and the bigwigs of India have to say about the new terminal and by the looks of it, swanky seems to be just the exact word to describe it.

The terminal is being praised for its interiors and the works of art displayed. In fact, the art is what is being touted as one of the main reasons why one needs to check out the new terminal. Made on a budget of whopping Rs 5,500 crore, it is also said to have India’s largest multi-level car parking area. There has been barely any while since its inauguration, and comparisons are already been made with the T3 of Delhi airport. While the Delhi terminal has the capacity to handle 34 million passengers, the Mumbai terminal promises to handle 40 million.

The Mumbai terminal looks promising with 16 lounges, 188 check-in counters and the dual use of areas, however we can’t wait to gauge the reaction of the people, especially the bittersweet tweets from the Twitterverse, when they experience the facilities of the newest addition to the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

What heightened my excitement , was the social media buzz surrounding the terminal. In fact, some of the biggies like Omar Abdullah, Anand Mahindra and Shobha De are all praises for it already. Here’s what they tweeted:

Meanwhile our Twitter friends weren’t any far behind in creating buzz about the Mumbai Terminal 2 either.

On second thoughts, I also have a different perspective as to why we should welcome the new terminal with open arms. Considering how Bollywood loves happy endings at the airport, picturing something of that sort at the happening new terminal will make for such a pretty sight, don’t you think?

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P.S Don’t forget to check out the pictures and video of the swanky new terminal, below.

Featured image courtesy: financialexpress.com

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Aspiring writer and student. I bite off more than I can chew, literally. Also, a sporadic dancer. Willing to beg, borrow and steal for chocolates.

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Shikha Chawla
Aspiring writer and student. I bite off more than I can chew, literally. Also, a sporadic dancer. Willing to beg, borrow and steal for chocolates.