We are here: GVK CSIA Mumbai
The year 2006 witnessed a momentous change for the airports in India with the privatization of Mumbai’s
GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (GVK CSIA). In January 2006, GVK led consortium, comprising
of Airports Company South Africa and Bidvest won the bid to manage and operate GVK CSIA. To accomplish this
task, Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (GVK CSIA) was formed by GVK led consortium (74%) and Airports
Authority of India (26%).
Modernization and redevelopment of GVK CSIA,Mumbai is a reflection of India’s rapid growth.
Being in the financial capital and a key gateway of the country, redevelopment of GVK CSIA, Mumbai
holds great significance in aiding the city to retain its fast paced growth.
The new ATC Tower at the GVK CSIA, Mumbai reflects GVK’s commitment to achieve a global standard of
design and operations at the airport. With a height of 83.8 metre, the Air Traffic Control Tower at
GVK CSIA, Mumbai is India’s tallest ATC tower, built within an area of 2,800 square metres. The height
and location of the wish-bone shaped structure provide an unobstructed view of the entire operational
area, optimizing air traffic separation and enhancing the traffic handling capacity. Equipped to handle
current and future air traffic movements at the GVK CSIA, Mumbai , the state-of-the art new ATC Tower
coupled with the airside up gradation (addition of new taxiways and rapid-exit taxiways) will help reduce
the Runway Occupancy Time (ROT) and will further enhance efficiency levels and increase Air Traffic
Movements per hour.
GVK CSIA, Mumbai handled traffic of 32.2 million passengers and 648,745 tonnes of cargo in 2013-14.
With the launch of the new integrated Terminal 2 and cargo complex, GVK CSIA will now
be capable of handling 40 million passengers and 1.50 million metric tonnes of cargo annually.
GVK CSIA, Mumbai new iconic Terminal 2, inaugurated in January 2014, is 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 & cultural character. The design of Terminal 2 draws inspiration
from India’s national bird – The Peacock. It portrays the magnificent character of the White Peacock, representing
flight, as well as rare beauty. The T2 will also be home to India’s largest public art programme, titled ‘Jaya He’,
in the form of a 3 km multi-story Art Wall, illuminated by skylights, that has over 7000 pieces of artwork & artefacts
from every region & corner of India. With a highly compact design that puts passenger convenience and operational
efficiency at the centre, this design marvel is set to position India on the global aviation and infrastructure
The transformation of GVK CSIA, Mumbai a brown-field project, is a one-of-its-kind unique infrastructural project
in the world, unlike any other airport development projects. With a vision to become one of the world’s best airports,
GVK CSIA, Mumbai has been continuously and consistently upgrading GVK CSIA, Mumbai to an airport that delights its
guests by offering best in class comfort and convenience.
As a part of the development plans, GVK is also working with the local authorities to improve access to GVK CSIA,
Mumbai. While existing roads are being upgraded, the construction of a dedicated six lane, elevated road connecting
the new terminal with the main arterial Western Express Highway has commenced. A link is also planned between the
closest station of the metro project and the new terminal.