Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lucknow airport new terminal will handle 4k flyers at a time

Lucknow: From handling maximum 600 passengers at a time, Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Amausi will be able to cater to 4,000 passengers during peak hours once the proposed integrated terminal comes up on 1 lakh sqmt area, at a cost of Rs 1,230 crore. Making this announcement on Monday, Union ministry of civil aviation said need for an integrated terminal was felt considering steady increase in number of domestic as well as international flyers to and from Lucknow. The proposal for an integrated terminal has been pending for nearly two years.
The new terminal, to be constructed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI), will handle more than 63 lakh passengers, annually. The AAI will also develop a new civil enclave at Allahabad's Bamrauli airport of the Indian Air Force. The proposed enclave will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 125.76 crore before Ardh Kumbh Mela in January 2019.
The authority will also help develop an airport in Deoghar in Jharkhand to facilitate joint use for civil operations of Airbus 320 and C-130 type aircraft of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The airport, proposed at an estimated cost of Rs 427.43 crore will be funded jointly by AAI, DRDO and the Jharkhand government.
19/09/17 Times of India