Monday, June 11, 2018

Airport expansion work rolls in Patna - Report

Telegraph India reported that the new fabricated structure coming up at Patna airport will be ready by October this year. Once it's complete, the security hold area is expected to be doubled. "The new 625x25sqm fabricated structure at the airport is being built at an estimated cost of INR 2.7 crore," the director of Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport, Mr Rajendra Singh Lahauria, told The Telegraph. "This temporary structure is being built with porta (portable) cabins. Once the airport expansion work is completed in three years, this will be removed."

Porta cabin structures are low-cost and take much less construction time compared to permanent structure and can be transferred elsewhere.

The necessity to build this new fabricated structure arose from the last year's experience when hundreds of passenger had to wait for flights sitting in biting cold in the open. Mr Lahauria said: "Once complete, the fabricated structure will be a big relief for passengers waiting for flights."

The 625x25sqm structure would be able to accommodate around 400 people. The visitors' area and security hold area inside the terminal building can now accommodate 600 people at a time.
11/06/18 Steelguru

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