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
Modernization and redevelopment of GVK CSIA is a reflection of India’s rapid growth.
Being in the financial capital and a key gateway of the country , redevelopment of GVK
CSIA holds great significance in aiding the city to retain its fast paced growth.
In order to achieve a global standard, GVK CSIA has partnered with well-known international
experts for airport design and operations.GVK CSIA handled traffic of 30.03 million
passengers and more than 639,063 tonnes of cargo in 2012-13. With the addition
of the new integrated terminal and the cargo complex, GVK CSIA will be capable of handling
40 million passengers and 1.50 million metric tonnes of cargo annually.
As a part of the redevelopment plans, GVK is also working with the local authorities
to improve access to GVK CSIA. 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.
In a significant development, the New ATC Tower at GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) was inaugurated. India's tallest ATC
Tower with a height of 83.8 metre is built within an area of 2,800 square metre at GVK CSIA. The location and the height of the New ATC Tower
will enable the tower controllers to have unobstructed view of the entire operational area, which will help in optimizing air traffic separation
and increase the traffic handling capacity at GVK CSIA.
The New ATC Tower will be equipped with the latest technology including Electronic Flight Strips which will soften the work load of the Tower Controller,
enhance safety and overall capacity of the airport. Equipped to handle current and future air traffic movements at the GVK CSIA airport,
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.
The transformation of GVK CSIA, 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 has been continuously and consistently
upgrading GVK CSIA to an airport that delights its guests by offering best in class
comfort and convenience.