Four cafeterias in Delhi Airport built entirely of scrap material
Scrap generated by the renovation of Terminal 1D and Terminal-3 were used to construct the four cafeterias.
May 20, 2019 / 04:00 PM IST
Setting a precedent for all other airports in the country, the Delhi Airport has come up with four cafeterias made entirely of recycled material. The cafes are located at both the international and the domestic terminals, and can be accessed by both the airport staff and visitors.
Everything inside these four cafeterias, including their lamps, ceiling, seats, etc, is built of scrap procured from the airport building. These include dismantled machines parts, plastic structures, and other recycled material, according to a report by the Hindustan Times.
The food joints are located at Terminal 3 and 2. While one of them is on the third level of Terminal 3 (T-3), the other is near its parking area, and another in its basement; only one is located close to the entrance of Terminal 2.
Scrap generated by the renovation of Terminal 1D and Terminal-3 were used to construct the four cafeterias, said an official of airport operation at the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL).
Their spokesperson said: “Even the furniture was built out of scrap material and reusable fabric. We have also reused leftover concrete boards to cover exposed wires and surfaces of the walls. Lampshades adorning the cafeterias were also made using recycled material.”
The Delhi Airport authorities further said that, since airport expansion work was still underway, the “massive quantities of waste or refurbished material” would continue to be produced. These can be processed once again to be used creatively to build more such facilities.
One must note here this is not the first time that Delhiites have set the right example by reusing scrap material. A few months ago, a group of artists created replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World using scrap material such as automobile parts, discarded pipes, and old iron benches, etc.