Mumbai's new Terminal 2 to open in Feb

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The new terminal at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is slated to open for operations on 12 February, after it was formally inaugurated by the country's prime minister the previous week.

The four-storey Terminal 2 has the capacity to handle 40 million passengers annually. The terminal is designed as an integrated building capable of handling both international and domestic passenger operations.

The project, which took four years to complete, costs Indian rupees (Rs) 55 billion ($888 million). The new terminal has 208 check-in and 60 immigration counters, and is designed to replace the airport's existing international terminal.

The Indian government is also in the process of issuing a request for qualification for the construction of the much delayed Navi Mumbai International Airport.

Navi Mumbai is seen as one of the most important airport projects in India as CSIA is expected to reach capacity in 2015. CSIA handled 30.7 million passengers in 2012.