Thursday, June 29, 2017

Airport to get facelift with roofed walkway

Authorities of the Coimbatore International Airport have decided to construct a roofed walkway connecting the terminal to taxi pick-up and drop-off point. The new arrangement is being made to facilitate passengers who depend taxis to reach and leave airport.

Airport Director R. Mahalingam said that roofing work of the walkway connecting the terminal building and taxi pick-up and drop-off point will start soon. “The roofing will protect the passengers from sunlight and rain. The walkway will pass through the parking area to connect the taxi pick-up and drop-off area close to the airport road. No works are required to be done on ground as only roofing for about 50 metres is planned,” said Mr. Mahalingam.

The new facility was introduced in the parking area of the airport to facilitate taxi operators. Also, the arrangement would control waiting of taxi cabs on the lane close to departure and arrival sections of the airport creating congestion.
29/06/17 Wilson Thomas/The Hindu