News 'Golden Terminal' At Chennai International Airport To Be Functional Soon

'Golden Terminal' At Chennai International Airport To Be Functional Soon

The New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB) of the Chennai International Airport, also called 'Golden Terminal', is almost complete.


By Anushka Goel Published on Feb 27, 2023, 01:00 PM

'Golden Terminal' At Chennai International Airport To Be Functional Soon
Image credit: @Chennai (MAA) Airport/@aaichnairport/Twitter

Chennai international airport is all set to open a new terminal which will significantly boost its operations and leave passengers in awe of its architecture.  

The New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB) is expected to reduce commuter’s rush by having 140 check-in counters, of which 100 will be operational in the first phase, according to Times Now. But the golden-hued structure, also called ‘Golden Terminal’, is receiving praise for its construction after Chennai airports released some pictures on the Internet. Let’s dig deeper to find out what makes this INR 2,467 crore airport so unique, which has everyone talking.

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What makes the Golden Terminal of Chennai International Airport special?

The latest images shared by the airport authority show a modern-style terminal having a tasteful blend of Tamil Nadu’s heritage. It has stunning grandiose pillars and columns that have been finished with stainless steel strips in a graceful champagne hue.

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The NITB has taken inspiration from cultural aspects such as the folds of a Bharatanatyam saree, which reflects in the roof’s design. The temples of Tamil Nadu are among the most beautiful architectural marvels in India, and these have inspired the vestibule of the entrance at the Chennai International Airport’s new terminal. Blending this with sustainability is a skylight that harvests natural light, thus reducing the energy consumption of the Chennai International Airport’s terminal significantly.

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Reports add that the new integrated terminal will also feature retail shops selling goods made of leather, cosmetics, jewellery, makeup and skincare, as well as handicrafts, toys, books and accessories.

Hero and Featured Image credit: @Chennai (MAA) Airport/@aaichnairport/Twitter

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Anushka Goel

Anushka Goel

Anushka has previously worked with publications such as the Times of India and Being Indian. A graduate from Xavier Institute of Communications, she specialises in entertainment, food and travel. She also likes to write about sustainability and beauty. When not working, you can catch her reading a book, tending to her plants, cooking or playing an instrument.

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