Thursday, June 07, 2018

Met office at airport to be shifted soon

Patna: The India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s Patna office is likely to be shifted temporarily to the residential area of the Airports Authority of India (AAI)’s staff on the Patna airport premises.
Officials said the IMD office would start shifting within one-and-a- half month as its building was to be dismantled to give way for the exit point of the upcoming new terminal building at the airport.
Airport director Rajender Singh Lahauria said the construction work on the new terminal building was likely to begin in next three months. He said a new IMD office building was included in the master plan for development of the airport. The AAI will construct the new IMD building near the exit approach road of airport terminal building.
Airport director Rajender Singh Lahauria said the construction work on the new terminal building was likely to begin in next three months. He said a new IMD office building was included in the master plan for development of the airport. The AAI will construct the new IMD building near the exit approach road of airport terminal building.
Airports in the country house an airport meteorological office that provides weather-related information required for flight planning and operations to the Air Traffic Control.
IMD’s Patna director S Sengupta said their employees had to work round the clock and, as such, they needed a big space to operate out of. “Our existing building has a built-up area of 5,000sq metre, but I don’t know how much space we will get after the expansion of the terminal building,” he said.
07/06/18 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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