Mumbai Airport To Get Underground Tunnel Connecting T1 & T2; From Cost To Timeline, Here’s About It

The construction of Mumbai International Airport's new underground tunnel will begin after the monsoon season.

by Shreya Ghosh
Mumbai Airport To Get Underground Tunnel Connecting T1 & T2; From Cost To Timeline, Here’s About It

The monsoon season has entered Mumbai in full swing. From waterlogging to traffic congestion, residents have started facing several issues. At a time, when the entire city gets drenched for weeks, multiple construction projects are often paused. A crucial project to enhance Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport’s infrastructure will begin after the rainy season. What is the project about and what is its scheduled timeline? Let’s find out all the answers here.

Mumbai Airport To Get The Underground Tunnel Post-Rainy Season

Mumbai Airport Tunnel
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A part of Mumbai International Airport is all set to undergo an impressive transformation. The project of an underground tunnel linking Terminals 1 and 2 has been pending for years. However, the recent updates state that the much-awaited construction will commence after the monsoon season ends in Mumbai. According to a report by The Times of India, the Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has already informed airlines about the plans for the upcoming tunnel project to begin in the next 3 to 6 months.

The much-anticipated underground tunnel will traverse under the cross runways. The proposed 3-lane tunnel will connect the bustling terminals of the Mumbai International Airport. Reports state that the entire augmentation will be completed in 2 phases. According to plans and preparations, the expected timeline to finish the tunnel project will take between a year and 16 months.

MIAL recently stated crucial information about this upcoming big-budget project. Teams of officials were present at the meeting. One of them shared with The Times of India that this project’s first phase will see teams of workers drilling towards the South side from Terminal 2. Next, it will continue towards Terminal 1.

Also read: Mumbai Airport Dodges Disaster As IndiGo Jet Lands While Air India Takes Off From The Same Runway

About The Underground Tunnel

Mumbai Airport Tunnel
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  • The estimated budget of Mumbai International Airport’s underground tunnel project is ₹500 crore to ₹600 crore.
  • A few of the key functions of this infrastructure will be to ease services for airside transfers of passengers, luggage, cargo, and ground support teams.
  • Multiple obstacles delayed the development of this underground tunnel at the Mumbai airport such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also read: Chennai-Mumbai IndiGo Flight Receives Bomb Threat, Prompting Emergency At Mumbai Airport

Once the work on this tunnel gets completed and it starts operating, it will indeed be a major link between terminals and help in smooth airside transfers. What are your thoughts on this?

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