Monday, January 22, 2018

Surat airport to get modular cargo terminal by December

Surat: The Diamond City is all set to get a modular cargo terminal at Surat airport by December 2018.
The groundbreaking ceremony was performed for the construction of modular cargo terminal at the airport premises on Tuesday. The construction of the terminal is likely to be completed by December 2018, official sources said. Airports Authority of India had invited proposals from engineering firms across the country for setting up a state-of-the-art cargo terminal. In October 2016, the AAI had given administrative approval for setting up the modular cargo terminal. AAI sources said administrative approval and expenditure sanction (AAES) have been accorded and that the tender was issued at a cost of Rs 8 crore.

The modular cargo terminal will be a steel-based structure to be constructed on the land between the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the terminal building. The ground base of the cargo will be 1,000 square metre and the first floor will have the same size. The cargo terminal will have a cold storage facility for export of perishable items.

“The cargo terminal will go a long way in expanding the cargo business in south Gujarat, including Surat, due to huge potential of valuable cargo, perishable cargo and regular cargo. The groundbreaking ceremony has been performed and the construction work started,” an officer at Surat airport said.
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