Passengers who need to transfer from terminal 1 to 2, or vice versa, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai can now avail free, round-the-clock bus services. The project will commence with just coaches and gradually be ramped up as per authorities. By Eshita Srinivas
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport recently took to Twitter to announce that it would extend free-of-cost inter-terminal bus transfers. This much-anticipated service will ply between terminals 1 and 2. The buses will be available round the clock and operations have already commenced.
The free inter-terminal bus at Mumbai airport has a seamless itinerary
Need to catch another flight from a different terminal? Stay at ease, as #MumbaiAirport has launched a free shuttle transfer between T1 and T2. This 24hr shuttle service is for all passengers having onwards and connecting flight between the terminals.#GatewayToGoodnesss #CSMIA pic.twitter.com/sm76aZL1bA
— CSMIA (@CSMIA_Official) April 16, 2022
The schedule for the inter-terminal coaches has been carefully planned, as per a report by the Free Press Journal. The pickup and drop off points at terminal 1 in Vile Parle are at departure gate 2. In terminal 2, passengers need to head to P4 (after exiting arrivals). Drop off point for terminal 2 is at departure lane 3, near gates 4 and 6. The service is said to have commenced with just coaches in the beginning and will be ramped up further over time.
Airport authorities have stated that, for seamless pick-up and drop-off of passengers, the same coach will bring back the next set of travellers once it has plied from terminal 1 to 2. As per a report by the Times of India, a few weeks ago the Mumbai airport had opened a dedicated corridor within terminal 2, making it easy for domestic passengers and crew members to transit between flights, in turn easing congestion. This facility has all the required security infrastructure in place, to be conducted by the Central Industrial Security Force.