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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Eco-friendly Terminal 2 of Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport

PM Narendra Modi in Bangalore: Prime Minister has inaugurated the new Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru built at a cost of around Rs 5,000 crore.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Eco-friendly Terminal 2 of Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the new Terminal 2 of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. The new swanky terminal at the Bengaluru International airport has been built at a cost of around Rs 5,000 crore. With the inauguration of T2, the passenger handling capacity as well as counters for check-in and immigration will double, helping the people immensely. The Terminal 2 will be able to handle around 5-6 crore passengers from the current capacity of 2.5 crore annually. Terminal 2 is designed as a tribute to the Garden city of Bengaluru and the passenger experience is meant to be a "walk in the garden".

Passengers will travel through 10,000+ sq mts of green walls, hanging gardens and outdoor gardens and these gardens have been made in India using indigenous technology. This Airport has already established a benchmark in sustainability with 100 per cent usage of renewable energy across the campus. Terminal 2 has been created with sustainability principles woven into the design.

All arrivals have been planned on the ground floor while departures will happen on the first floor. "The Airport has already established a benchmark in sustainability with 100 per cent usage of renewable energy across the campus. Terminal 2 has been created with sustainability principles woven into the design." said PMO.

"Based on the sustainability initiatives, Terminal 2 will be the largest terminal in the world to be pre-certified platinum rating by US GBC (green building council) prior to commencing operations. The theme of 'Naurasa' unites all the commissioned artworks for Terminal 2. The artworks reflect the heritage and culture of Karnataka as well as the broader Indian ethos," the PMO added.

Overall, the design and architecture of Terminal 2 have been influenced by four guiding principles: Terminal in a garden, sustainability, technology and art and culture. Earlier, PM Modi flagged off Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express at Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway Station in Bengaluru.

With PTI inputs

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