Saturday, December 16, 2017

Consultants of proposed terminal building hold talks with AAI

Trichy: Members from EGIS - a France-based project management consultant (PMC) held discussions with Trichy Airport officials on Friday for the proposed new terminal building.
This is the first meeting by EGIS which has been hired to design the new terminal building. The blueprint of the new terminal building was released a month ago.
Sources from the airport said that the meeting was attended by staff, apart from customs, immigration and other departments. They were briefed on the salient features of the new terminal building with the help of a 3-Dimensional image of the proposed building.
Rolling out a massive expansion plan to expand Trichy International airport, Airports Authority of India (AAI) had in July announced a new state-of-the-art two-level integrated terminal building to be constructed at a cost of Rs 897 crore. It was decided to develop the new terminal building in Trichy as a model for raising similar facility at other airports in the country.
The move comes in the wake of the existing terminal reaching a saturation point. The airport had handled 1.35 million passengers last year. The new terminal will be six times bigger than the existing one and designed to handle 3.52 million passengers per annum. This will cater to another 15 years for the residents of Trichy considering the present growth level.
16/12/17 Times of India