Friday, September 11, 2015

Modi Inaugurates New Terminal at Chandigarh Airport

Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated a swanky new terminal at Chandigarh airport which will handle both domestic as well as international flights, and said it will play a key role in the economic development of the region.

The ambitious Rs 939-crore project, which is being seen as a "harbinger" of regional development for the northern part of the country, will be operated and maintained by Chandigarh International Airport Ltd (CHIAL), a joint venture between Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the governments of Punjab and Haryana.

AAI has 51 per cent stake in the project while Punjab and Haryana have 24.5 per cent equity each.
Designed on green building concept, the terminal in Mohali (Punjab) is spread over 53,000 sqm and can handle 1,600 passengers, including 450 international travellers, during peak time.

The apron capacity of the airport will be 8 aircraft, including cargo planes.

With a parking facility for 500 cars, it is equipped with 48 check-in counters, nine immigration counters, four arrival baggage carousels, three passenger boarding bridges, six escalators and 14 lifts.

Depicting heritage and culture of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with murals, paintings and sculptures, the terminal building has five levels with arrival hall at ground floor, departures in the first floor and services, including baggage handling system, and offices in the basement.
11/09/15 Outlook
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