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DIAL proposes construction of temporary terminal at IGI news
13 May 2008

New Delhi: With the sad state of affairs prevailing at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport suddenly coming under the scanner, primarily because of the personal intervention of the deputy chairman of the country's Planning Commission, the airport developer DIAL, a GMR-led consortium, has proposed the construction of a temporary terminal to provide immediate relief.

It said work on the main terminal can continue in the meantime.

According to DIAL, the temporary terminal which will be capable of handling 3 million passengers on an annual basis. It has also offered to construct the temporary terminal in a short period of six to nine months.

The Delhi International Airport Ltd was taken to task by the Planning Commission deputy chairman,  Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, immediately after he experienced the chaos prevailing at the  airport first hand. He reportedly informed a DIAL delegation that it was a common perception amongst passengers that conditions at the airport had worsened after privatisation.

He said that passengers saw them as "utterly incompetent."

According to reports, the developers have now offered to upgrade infrastructure and amenities at the airport by June.

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DIAL proposes construction of temporary terminal at IGI