Monday, May 22, 2017

Security upgradation for city airport soon

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here would get a security boost with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) planning to upgrade the control tower and Category-IX fire station apart from having a technical block.

The upgradation work involving a cost of about Rs 34.18 crore is likely to be completed by April 2019.

“The height of the current control tower is 30 metres while the new tower would be of 44.2 metres which would enhance the surveillance capacity of the airport,” said BPIA director Suresh Chandra Hota.

The security upgradation will increase the efficiency and handling capacity of the airport apart from attracting more airlines and facilities for the airport.

Similarly, the airport is now having Category-VII fire station, but now it would be upgraded to Category-IX which would help in handling wide body aircraft.

“Category-IX will help us handle wide body aircraft. We need to upgrade the security features to facilitate expansion of the airport,” added Hota.
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