Monday, October 31, 2016

KIA begins work on 2nd runway; to be linked to Terminal 2 apron

Bengaluru: Embarking on a big upgrade of its facilities, the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB) has commenced excavation work for a second runway. The 60-metre-wide and 4,000-metre-long runway (NSPR) will cater to Code F type of aircraft and feature a full parallel taxiway and two cross field taxiways.

The taxiways will link the new runway to the existing north runway and Terminal 2 apron. Also, part of the expansion will be an upgrade of the existing runway. Massive earth balance works are currently under way for the parallel runway.

Under the expansion plan, the main airfield will also be developed. This includes pavement works, CAT III B airfield lighting, signage, drainage, fuel hydrants and associated works.

The design for the airport’s Terminal 2 is all set to commence with US architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). T2 will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will cater to 20 million passengers annually (MPA) and is expected to be commissioned by 2021. The project cost is estimated to be about Rs 4,000 crore.

The second phase of the project will increase the passenger capacity to another 15 million.
31/10/16 Deccan Herald