Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has gotten into expansion mode, sprouting the need for a new departures terminal for all international flights. Everything has been sorted out; the temporary terminal is being called the Interim Integrated Departures Terminal (IIDT) and has open just next door to the Haj terminal. Also Read - Smart City Index 2020: Indian Cities Drop in Global Smart City Index; Singapore On Top
Only a short hop from the main terminal building, after completing all entry formalities, you will eventually land up inside the main terminal building, where you can access the usual food courts, lounges, duty-free and other conveniences. Also Read - Telangana Police Officer Killed as AK 47 Goes Off Accidentally | Read Here
All international airlines will fly out of the new terminal; and for only the domestic leg of Air India’s international flights, you will need to report to this one. Also Read - Hyderabad Doctors Perform India's First Double Lung Transplant on Covid-19 Patient
Even if you end up at the main terminal for an international flight by mistake, you can hop on to the shuttle operating at regular intervals at the Arrivals Ramp.
The main terminal will be expanded in about four years, and once it’s a newer, bigger, integrated terminal, the interim one will be brought down. However, just because it’s a makeshift terminal doesn’t mean its basic. It has a premium check-in process for those flying Business or First Class; the Plaza Premium lounge is available once you’ve checked in; the airport has an adequate number of check-in counters, immigration desks, and X-ray machines and it is the first Indian airport terminal to have a remote hand baggage screening facility and the Automatic Tray Retrieval System, which will together mean a super smooth security check.
These features are sure to give other technology savvy airports a run for their money. The new terminal will be operational from the morning of 23 October.