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When there was a proposal for a new international airport in Hyderabad many people were apprehensive about it, whether is was needed in the first place and if yes whether hyderabad could pull it off..Building an airport is no child ‘s task, that too of international standards..After various cabinet meetings and discussions it was decided that the airport would be a public private joint venture between GMR Group, Malaysia Airports, the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Airports Authority of India.
The bid was made in December 2000 and by the time the construction started it was 2005 and the airport was opened to the public on March 23 2008. Initially there were some hiccups but as time went by the airport got recognition for various things .Recently the Airport completed 1 year of operation. Though it is just 1 year old the airport has made a name for itself among the best in the world
According to a survey conducted by the Airport Council International, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport was rated the second most service-oriented airport in the 5-15 million passenger per annum category.
It was also named as the fifth most service oriented amongst the world’s top ten airports by scoring 4.41 on a 1-5 scale in overall passenger satisfaction. The 105,300 sq.m. Terminal has the capacity to handle 12 million passengers per annum.
Hyderabad being a software Hub had everything from Sprawling malls to Multiplexes to flyovers and perhaps the only thing that was missing was an airport of international standards and that was also came true .. Way to go Hyderabad 🙂