Bangalore, January 29, 2014: Tata Elxsi, India’s leading design company, today announced its association with GVK group for Mumbai airport’s new integrated terminal, Terminal 2 (T2), at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA). Tata Elxsi was responsible for designing the experiential services for the various consumer touch points at T2 which aims to redefine the passenger experience while enhancing efficiencies and productivity for the airport staff at T2.
GVK has built the new integrated Terminal 2 as an iconic mega-structure that will set global benchmarks in airport infrastructure development. It features a highly compact design with the ability to service 40 million passengers annually. Tata Elxsi ensured that the overall design was aligned to reflect GVK’s vision to make CSIA one of the world’s best airports that consistently delights consumers, and being the pride of Mumbai and India.
At T2, Tata Elxsi has designed entertainment zones, customer service zones, general and lifestyle seating areas from security through to boarding gates. Other elements included designing pay / help phones, charging stations, ATM vending machine housing, internet workstations / kiosks amongst others. The design is in line with GVK’s vision to build T2 as a distinctly unique terminal while adhering to international standards, ensuring sustainability, reflecting elegance and aims to improve the overall experience by providing convenience and comfort.
Speaking on the development Nick Talbot – Global Design Head, Tata Elxsi said, “We are pleased to have worked with the GVK led consortium for the T2 terminal. Tata Elxsi focused on reinventing the passenger experience through innovation, personalization and connectivity. Our work at T2 terminal, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) reflects how seamless design and technology come together to make travel efficient and enhance overall consumer experience.”
According to Mr. G. V. Sanjay Reddy - Managing Director, GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), “The new Terminal 2 at CSIA is a monument to the beautiful spirit of Mumbai and its people. This terminal will make CSIA a gateway to the city of Mumbai and India with international and domestic passengers. This is an airport that will redefine global benchmarks in aviation and airport development. The prevalence of local art and culture, coupled with the use of warm colors and elegant accents, elevates the ambience of this terminal beyond the typical, often unimaginative airport experience, to create a sense of place and identity that truly celebrates India.”
GVK’s new integrated, state-of-the-art Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) was inaugurated on January 10, 2014, by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. The new T2 built in 4 years, is an iconic global mega structure and India’s first and most advanced vertical passenger terminal that integrates world class design, architecture, infrastructure and operational efficiency, with a rich infusion of Indian heritage and cultural character.
About Tata Elxsi
Tata Elxsi is a global design company that blends technology, creativity and engineering to help customers transform ideas into world-class products and solutions. A part of the $ 100 billion Tata group, Tata Elxsi addresses the communications, consumer products, defence, healthcare, media & entertainment, semiconductor and transportation sectors. This is supported by a talent pool of over 4000 employees and a network of design studios, development centres and offices worldwide. Key services include embedded product design, industrial design, animation & visual effects and systems integration. Tata Elxsi is a listed company, and headquartered in Bangalore, India.
About MIAL: Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) is a joint venture between the GVK led consortium and Airports Authority of India. MIAL was awarded the mandate of modernizing, upgrading and expanding Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in May 2006. CSIA catered to 30.75 million passengers and over 0.6 million tonnes of cargo in FY 2012. MIAL’s vision is to transform CSIA into one of the world’s best airports that consistently delights customers and to be the pride of Mumbai.
About GVK: GVK is a leading Indian conglomerate with presence across Energy, Resources, Airports, Transportation, Hospitality and Life sciences sectors. GVK set up India’s first independent power plant and has around 6000 MW projects under generation and development. It is the first company in India to develop six-lane expressway under PPP model and has around 3000 lane km expressway projects under operations and development. As one of India’s largest private sector airport operators, GVK handles 44 mppa through India’s first brownfield airport under PPP model - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore and is developing two airports in Indonesia. Having already invested over USD 4.3 billion, GVK has projects worth over another USD 6.6 billion in the pipeline, in India. It has acquired Australian Coal Mines in Queensland with 8 bt reserves for USD 1.26 billion and envisages an investment of USD 10 billion to for setting up mines, 500 km rail project and 60 mtpa port project which will form one of the world’s largest integrated coal mining operations. GVK has undertaken to serve Nation’s largest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative GVK EMRI 108, saving millions of lives every year.
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