Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Centre clears Rs 1217-cr project for Patna airport

Patna: The cabinet committee on economic affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the construction of a new domestic terminal building and other allied structures at Patna airport at an estimated cost of Rs 1,217 crore, and handed over the Hotel Patliputra Ashok to the state government.

The airport nod comes after a delay of around six months, which happened due to the estimated cost escalating from around Rs 800 crore to Rs 1,150 crore. Hence the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had to wait for the Union cabinet’s approval, mandatory for any project that exceeds Rs 1,000 crore.

With the new terminal building, the airport will be able to handle up to 45 lakh passengers per annum, up from the existing 7 lakh.

The new terminal will have an area of 65,155 square metres, including a basement area of 18,650 square metres.
26/09/18 Dev Raj/Telegraph
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