Thursday, July 26, 2018

KIAL board sanctions ?113-cr development works

Kannur: With the Kannur International Airport set to begin operations in September, the board of directors of Kannur International Airport Ltd. (KIAL) has sanctioned development works estimated at ?113 crore.

A press release here said the project sanctioned by the board included construction of a 18.3-km road along the periphery of the airport. This road will facilitate easy access in emergency situations and enhance the safety and security of the airport, the release noted. The works also include an international air cargo complex, a modern administration block, barrack for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, and landscaping of the area.

The landscaping work will cover the area in front of the passenger terminal building, roundabouts and dividers, the release said. The CISF barrack will comprise a 4-storey building block of 6,192 sq. m with a dormitory of 356 beds, apart from double and single rooms. There will also be a separate unit quarter guard and a kennel building for sniffer dogs, it said. The air cargo complex of 1.05 lakh sq. ft. will be equipped with modern facilities to handle perishable and general cargo. There will be dedicated zones such as perishable cargo export zone, international general cargo export zone, international general cargo import zone, apart from office spaces, the release said.
26/07/18 The Hindu

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