L&T to construct Terminal 2 of Kempegowda Int'l Airport

L&T to construct Terminal 2 of Kempegowda Int'l Airport

Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) Wednesday said it has mandated the factories and business arm of EPC major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to construct the terminal 2 (T2) at a project cost of Rs 3,036 crore. (DH File Photo)

It is official. The first phase of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA)’s Terminal 2 will be constructed by the Building and Factories Business of leading engineering firm, Larsen & Toubro. L&T bagged the Rs 3036.90-cr contract after a competitive process.

Once completed, the 2.55 lakh-sqmt Phase 1 of T2 will augment the capacity of the airport by 25 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA). The combined capacity of the new facility and the existing terminal is expected to exceed 50 MPPA. This phase is scheduled to be completed by March 31, 2021.

The scope of the second terminal work includes design, engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning. This will also be inclusive of the integration of services and utilities with existing services and utilities along with the Airport’s systems, support facilities and buildings.

L&T Construction is also currently constructing the second runway, called the New South Parallel Runway (NSPR), apron and other auxiliary buildings at KIA.

KIA’s operator, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said the contract was awarded to L&T after a highly competitive global e-tendering process that lasted several months. “BIAL has worked with L&T Construction in the past and we believe that they have both the ability as well as the expertise to deliver a project as complex as T2,” a BIAL statement said.

The design for Terminal 2 was articulated by the American firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), among the largest architecture and urban planning firms in the world.

To match the requirements of the second terminal, all associated landside projects such as multi-level car park (MLCP), employee parking, taxicab hold area, bus staging, access roads and forecourts will also be implemented in phases.

Metro linkage

Terminal 2 will also be linked to the proposed metro rail link to KIA, designed to help thousands of air passengers who travel 30 km by road from the city.

The metro rail alignment enters the airport from west and runs parallel to the airport main access road with an elevated profile.

Two metro stations are planned; one adjacent to the Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and a second to be located close to the airport city side development.