Sunday, February 28, 2016

AAI plans new domestic terminal at Amausi airport

Lucknow: Almost four years after it was given international status, the Lucknow airport is all geared up to spread its wings in a big way. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to set up an all new terminal that would be almost four times the size of the present which is meant for domestic operations.
On March 11, the authority will appoint a project management consultant for the ambitious project estimated at Rs 880 crore. Airport director, Suresh Chandra Hota told TOI that the consultant would be appointed soon to carry out a detailed study before the authority goes ahead with the project.
AAI sources said the new terminal is expected to be an integrated one like the one in Delhi and Mumbai. It would not only replace the old terminal building which is currently used for international flight operations, essentially from the middle east, but would be merged with the existing domestic terminal.
Blueprint of the project, sources said, suggests that the new terminal will have the capacity to cater to 6 million passengers, as against 3 million by the domestic terminal. The domestic terminal which came into operations in June 2012, spreads over an area of around 20,000 sq metres.
28/02/16 Pankaj Shah/Times of India
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