Apparently, the expansion is not going to be very radical from an end user perspective and the Airport is going to look the same with widened proportions. My only concern is approach to the PTB, with just one lane in addition, it would be one very crowded ramp. Also, no markings for additional parking space?Hyd airport has enough space on either side to expand the current terminal :
The expansion has been proposed in two phases (Phase 1 Nov-17 to Sept-18 & Phase 2 Nov-19 to Sept-20) and the cost estimate for both phases is 2629 Crores which seems to be pretty much cost effective given the capacity increase by 13MPPA which is more than double of the existing capacity. I am not getting why they are planning to start phase 2 after more than a year of completion of phase 1. Even though the expansion is delayed they are going for 25MPPA unlike previously planned 18MPPA. Also I think we can expect the ultimate capacity of RGIA to be 50+MPPA more than the initially planned 40MPPA.Main Access Road
The present MAR wouldn‟t require to be widened for the envisioned phase as the existing 4 land will suffice the requirement of the projected traffic. But existing MAR has been provisioned with requisite right of ways to be able to expand to 6-lane or 8 lanes in the future and provide for service road/ramps along it for grade separated interchanges for smooth movement of air passengers at an acceptable LOS. The proposed ROW on the MAR is 60 m.
Secondary Sector Road
New Secondary Sector Road (SSR) is proposed on the north & south of MAR
with Minimum Right of way (ROW) of 36 that provide the space for 4 lane
divided road with provision of expanding into a 6-lane road with by-lanes for
entry into the adjacent properties. Another SSR toward east with an alignment in North South direction is proposed with a 40 m ROW for a 6-lane road with by lanes for entry into the adjacent properties or ramps for interchange.
Terminal Access for T1 and Curbs
A 7-lane elevated road is proposed to cater to the traffic of expanded terminal 1 in the forecourt area which will split into two numbers of 7-lane roads, one leading to the T1 departure curbs, second leading to the T1 arrival curbs. The parking areas will be connected at grade from the direct approach roads from the rotaries.
T1 Curb Side Facilities
Based on preliminary estimates of the length of terminal 1, it is expected that curbside requirements will justify two parallel curb sides on both the departures and arrivals levels. The approx. departure and arrival curb lengths proposed for T1 is 570 m and 520 m respectively each arranged into 2 parallel curbs, with pedestrian connectivity to the terminal. In future as metro materializes MLCP/Multi-modal transportation hub in proposed to be developed in the forecourt within the parking zone. Proposed arrival and departure ramps are shown in Figure-2.17 and Figure-2.18 respectively.
SourceHyderabad airport handles about 7.6 million passengers annually? :nuts: :nuts: