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Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurates GVK CSIA Terminal 2, Mumbai
Showcase:ART PROGRAMME ATGVK CSIA T2, MUMBAI
Interview:MR. P.V.P. REDDY
President & CEO GVK Hydro, GVKPIL
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Recognitions and Events
EDITOR SPEAKDear Readers,
What an eventful quarter!
We saw off 2013 with the inauguration of the enhanced Terminal at the rechristened Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru and kicked off the New Year 2014 with the inauguration of the stunning Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. When the Prime Minister of the country and Civil Aviation Minister, and whos who of the corporate world commended our eff orts in executing landmark infrastructure projects, it assured us that we are on the right track. The vision and dream of our Founder Chairman and Managing Director Dr. GVK Reddy has come true.
Read through to know more about these infrastructural marvels that are set to position GVK as one of the leading airport operators globally, as we present the latest issue of GVK WORLD thats brimming with updates from across our diverse businesses.
GVKs endeavour to keep Indian art and culture alive through its Jaya He art programme, is captured for your reading pleasure. The enthralling art museum at Mumbais T2 is truly a gateway to Indias incredible diversity. The 3 km long art programme encompasses original art treasures sourced from various regions across the country. Flip in to catch some glimpses of the largest ever public display of Indian art.
Our interview section brings to you an interesting tete-a-tete with one of GVKs veterans, President & CEO GVK Hydro, GVKPIL,Mr. PVP Reddy who has steered some challenging infrastructure projects through his able leadership and industry experience.
Encouraging our employees to come forward with the best of their photography talent, we have showcased some very interesting clicks that were shared with us as part of the Photo Contest in our Amazing Clicks section.
With our projects progressing ahead, we do look forward to a lot of action this year with the commissioning of the Shrinagar Hydro Electric Project and the Goindwal Sahib Thermal Power Plant as well as opening up of the Deoli-Kota Expressway Project. We are now in the fi nal stage of development of our Australian mine, rail and port project ast er having received all major State and Federal Govt. approvals.
As always, we look forward to your constant support and welcome you to give us your feedback and inputs to help us improve further.
So until our next issue,
Arun AroraCorporate Communications
My dream...My dream has been to create icons which will last for generations.From building Hyderabads fi rst luxury hotel to Indias
fi rst independent power plant to the fi rst six-lane
expressway, GVK today has created an iconic global
landmark Terminal 2 at Mumbai, which will make
every Indian proud.
My company carries the initials of my name, GVK
that has long since evolved from an identity given
to 3 letters that signify: Vision, Perseverance and
Terminal 2 has been inaugurated by the Honble
Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh
and there is a widespread appreciation for every
aspect such as architecture, design, planning and
implementation. I would personally like to thank
my partners: ACSA, BidVest, Airports Authority of
India, design architects SOM, EPC Partner L&T and
my colleagues who have been part of this journey.
I appreciate my son, Sanjay Reddy for his passion,
dedication and tireless hard work in making my dream
Dr. GVK ReddyFounder Chairman & Managing Director, GVK
In the previous issue of GVK WORLD, Mr. Y Rama Murtys designation was wrongly mentioned in the interview section. His correct designation is Director AHPCL (Alaknanda Hydro Power Company Limited).Corrigendum
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T2 - Raising global benchmarks in aviation
It was a moment of pride and achievement as we at GVK inaugurated the new
integrated, state-of-the-art terminal at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at
the hands of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Honble Prime Minister of India in the presence of
Shri K Sankarnarayanan, Honble Governor of Maharashtra; Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Honble
Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Shri Ajit Singh, Honble Union Minister for Civil Aviation;
Shri Sharad Pawar, Honble Union Minister for Agriculture & Food Processing; Shri S Jaipal
Reddy, Honble Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences; Shri Praful
Patel, Honble Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises; Shri K C Venugopal,
Honble Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr. GVK Reddy, Executive Chairman of GVK
MIAL; Shri G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director of GVK MIAL and other senior dignitaries.
The impressive, new integrated Terminal 2 is an iconic
mega-structure (measuring 4.4 mn. sq.st .) that will set global
benchmarks in airport infrastructure development. Featuring
a highly compact design by New York based SOM, T2 will
have the ability to handle 40-45 million passengers annually.
Traversing across four-levels, the vertical and compact design
of T2 integrating all operations (International, Domestic,
Cargo, Ground Handling, Security, Retail, etc.) under one
roof enables enhanced passenger servicing and operational
effi ciency at GVK CSIA.
The much awaited inauguration event was attended by over
5000 guests comprising Central and State policy makers,
industrialists, celebrities and media. The Prime Minister
during his inaugural speech lauded GVK for building the
terminal as Mumbais new gateway. According to him, the
success of T2 will provide impetus to other PPP projects
which are under implementation or planning stage. The
Prime Minister also believed that T2 will establish new global
benchmarks of functional effi ciencies and operational safety.
Travellator at departure gate
Departure at level 4
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Built at a project cost of Rs. 5,500 crore, T2 is the
lowest as compared to similar airport projects in
India as well as across the world. Moreover, T2 has
been constructed in the same location of the already
existing international terminal without shutting down
Indias busiest and land-locked city airport which is the
most constrained airport in the world.
The new T2 is home to Indias largest public art
programme, in the form of a 3 km multi-story Art
Museum, illuminated by skylights, that has over 7000
pieces of artwork and artefacts from Maharashtra
and also every region and corner of India. Titled
Jaya He (Glory to India), it captures the expanse, depth
and beauty of Indian art, crast and cultural heritage,
According to the Executive Chairman, MIAL, Dr. GVK Reddy, The opening of Terminal 2 is one of the most important milestones in the history of GVK CSIA as well as Mumbai. Over the years, we have developed expertise in executing challenging and complex infrastructure projects. Our vision is to be pioneers and best in all the sectors we operate in. We have raised our own benchmarks with every successive endeavour. Terminal 2 reiterates our commitment towards building a better India for the present as well as future generations.
Dr. Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India
I compliment GVK Mumbai International Airport Limited for building this state-of-the-art facility. The entrepreneurial skills of Dr. GVK Reddy and his colleagues are truly fi rst class.
Shri Praful PatelUnion Minister of Heavy Industry
and Public Enterprise
Id like to congratulate Men of the Moment - Dr. GVK Reddy andMr. Sanjay Reddy. Im really delighted to see this magnifi cent public building. It is one of the fi nest and classiest public buildings ever made since independence.
Shri Prithviraj ChavanChief Minister of