The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Wednesday announced a change in the traffic pattern at the new domestic terminal, as most domestic flights have shifted to the new arrival hall.
Airport director H.S. Suresh said arriving domestic flights such as GoAir, Indigo and SpiceJet have already moved to the new terminal. In a few more days, both Jet Airways and Air India are also expected to shift their arrival operations to the new terminal. And so, a change in the traffic pattern has been effected from Wednesday evening, Mr Suresh said.
Under the new pattern, all vehicles coming to the domestic arrival/departure will turn right from GST Road and will be routed through the new terminal building. Mr Suresh said signboards have been installed at strategic locations at the airport to guide vehicle drivers. As far as the international arrival/departures are concerned, there will not be any change and the existing traffic pattern will continue, he added.
An AAI officer said the commissioning of the departure hall at the new domestic terminal will be followed by the commissioning of the flyover at the airport.
At present, work on the central arm of the flyover which bifurcates departing international and domestic sector passengers, has slowed down due to Metro Rail work. This arm is expected to be ready in another six months.
Once it is ready, the flyover will become fully operational and all departing passengers in both the international and domestic sectors will be able to comfortably get down at the entrance to their respective terminals. This will reduce all congestion in front of the both the domestic and the international terminal buildings, he added.