Saturday, August 26, 2017

Airport expansion: AAI ropes in Singapore firm

Patna: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has roped in Singapore-based firm Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd as master consultant for expansion of terminal building at Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna.
Senior officials at Patna airport said the firm has already completed preliminary survey of the airport and its officials are expected to visit the airport again on Monday.
"Executives of Meinhardt have made a preliminary survey of the airport, including the apron area, and they are now doing a civil survey of the terminal building and adjacent areas, over which it has to be expanded. Separate bidding process would be held for roping in firms for construction works," Patna airport director Rajendra Singh Lahauria told TOI.
Sources said the expansion work would commence with development of three additional aprons in front of the state hangar. AAI has already constructed temporary cabins adjacent to Bihar Flying Institute, in which maintenance equipment of state hangar would be kept. Two hangars are proposed to be developed adjacent to Bihar Flying Institute for operation of the aircraft of the civil aviation directorate.
26/08/17 Times of India