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Old 31st January 2011, 18:26   #1
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On a recent departure through the immigration of IGI T3, I happened to go through click spree. I thought, being a BHPIAN, it was my duty to bring the interiors of T3 to you all. Most of the pictures are only after immigration as that’s when I decided to click (I do have few of pictures before immigration). I have no pictures of arrival side and of outside landscape as it was quite late and I had to rush home (while comming back).

Here is “Unleashing the much talked T3 at IGI”

Outside the T3.

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CheckIN Counters

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Just Before Immigration

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Entry To Duty Free

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The Trolley (After Immegration)

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The Pen Store

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DutyFree Area

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It is Clean

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Way to Lounges

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ITC Greens is i guess the name

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Thats Premium Lounge

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Close up of the Premium Lounge Front Desk

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View from Floor Up

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Seating Areas

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Shops Inside

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Lot more to follow

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Old 31st January 2011, 20:08   #2
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Looks world class indeed, Nice pics and waiting to see more of them.

BTW is photography allowed at Indian airports?
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Old 1st February 2011, 10:17   #3
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Looks world class indeed, Nice pics and waiting to see more of them.

BTW is photography allowed at Indian airports?
Thanks deky.

I didnít see "Photography Prohibited" written anywhere and nobody stopped me from clicking. I donít think it is Prohibited. The times have changed, I guess.
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Photography is allowed at the airports. I think govt passed an ordinance some years back.
That said, I found T3 a big waste. Its too huge, with the areas which need more space crowded. For example immigration checkpoints require 1-2 hour wait, and the customs office is tucked away in a far corner.
Walkalaters are few, and for many gates you have to walk a lot. Good exercise, but not good for old people.
I would call it a terminal designed to awe, not really designed for functionality and convenience. I would say its as bad as heathrow from passenger point of view.

Of course big airport terminals can be designed such that passengers have a good time. Singapore Changi, and Hong Kong Airports are shining examples of how airports should be.
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Continuing with the pictures

There is an "India Explore" shop which seems to be quite hit with foreigner travelers

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Couple of Musicians were busy. The Tabla and Flute attracted many people into the shop. The Musicians had great control on the instruments and were playing marvelously.

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The Shop Inside

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It has a Spa Too

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Home and Apparel section

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Music Section

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The reception of the shop

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This is the entrance of shop

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And it has a Healing pool (what does that heal?) near the entrance

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Delhi Dare Devils Sports Bar

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DDD merchandise

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The Bar Inside

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Kool Look

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People enjoying in the Sports Bar

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The Giant Buddha near The entrance to Boarding Gates area. The brass sculpture is magnetic. It just attracts you to it.

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Art work in the area

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Nice seating arrangements and its all carpeted (Don't know if that is good:-) )

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Walking becomes easy when you have travelators

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Instruction on travelators. I wonder what will happen if everybody starts reading them before embarking on the travelator.

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The Housekeeping staff keeping it clean

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It is Pepsi all the way. They have beaten Coke I guess. For me, they are all same. I drink only water.

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The vehicles to move older people

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LG infenia is installed in abundance. Whom did they beat?

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Chairs are nice. Its nice leather with softness underneath. Quite comfortable.

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Chairs to sleep. Not so many in number but better to have some rather than none

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The Charging stations near all gates

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There is a Smoking and Prayer Room too.

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It has quite a bit of vegetation there.

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The number of toilets seems to be OK. Phone Booths at the gate of toilet looks like a design fault though.

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It says 20,000 square meters of shopping area which means we have some more to explore.

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Some more to follow
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Photography is allowed at the airports. I think govt passed an ordinance some years back.
That said, I found T3 a big waste. Its too huge, with the areas which need more space crowded. For example immigration checkpoints require 1-2 hour wait, and the customs office is tucked away in a far corner.
Walkalaters are few, and for many gates you have to walk a lot. Good exercise, but not good for old people.
I would call it a terminal designed to awe, not really designed for functionality and convenience. I would say its as bad as heathrow from passenger point of view.

Of course big airport terminals can be designed such that passengers have a good time. Singapore Changi, and Hong Kong Airports are shining examples of how airports should be.
Would agree with you Tanveer to quite a bit of extent, if not all.

The space at Immigration I guess is time relative. I never found it crowded. I guess it is because I flew Air France and Timing has something to do with it. The departure seems quite OK (lot better than previous) in terms of space but I would tend to agree with you on Arrival side. If 3 or 4 flights arrived at same time, the immigration area for sure will get crowded. Never bothered about the customs office though. Seems you are getting lot of dutiable goods in. The Baggage handling and collection area for sure is a mess.

The terminal has enough vehicles inside to ferry old people and I saw them doing a good job many a times since it became functional.

My personal belief is that carpeting the whole area is a bad design and that would mean more maintenance. I could be wrong. I am no interior designer.

Travelators are few. Infact Gate 1 to 14 side (thatís on right when you enter) seems a long walk with less travelators. However thatís my observation from distance. I always took my flights from left side.

Looks like more effort has been put on Departure than Arrival. People will get a good feel when leaving rather than when coming in. Bad Idea for sure.

Hong Kong for sure is best. I travel mostly through Paris CDG and IGI T3 is far better than that.

Still, looking at what we were used to, the overall canvas is impressive.

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Old 3rd February 2011, 14:57   #7
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Here is the last part of this log

Letís go up and see whatís there.

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Escalators are good

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Childrenís Play area has some space for kids to play

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Some slides as well

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And a helicopter

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The food court at IGI T3

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Do you recognize them

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Idli.com!! Why did they name it .com. is it the Bangalore effect.

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Some more

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This is for chicken lovers

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Not many people were lovin it

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Pizza at IGI

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Thatís for health conscious people

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Chinese touch

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Cofeeeeeeeeeeee and stuff

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Enjoy your buffet with the free beer.

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The lone Bar upstairs

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-- The end Ė-
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What a wonderful insight to the airport you have given. Fantastic detailed photoreview !

Was McDonalds the same price as outside ?
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This brings back memories of my trip earlier this year - the first time I had ever been to Delhi was straight into T3. I think there is also a section near the immigration counter that has some utensils placed on the wall. Another thing I remember is that there was no seating at the arrivals, and there seemed to be vast expanses with no utility (perhaps something is planned for that later).
Does one still have to take that outdated coach service to the domestic airport for transfers? The buses are so old that they are totally out of place
One thing that can be done is to have cheap accomodation for overnight transfers - something like just BnB places at the airport itself to ensure safety. I dont think anyone wants to spend a lot on a hotel room when all they want is a bed to sleep and a shower (shared one should be ok)

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