Sunday, October 07, 2018

Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh airport set for Rs 1383 crore makeover; it will be thrice as large by 2021!

New Delhi: The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, which is nearing saturation levels, is set for a makeover. With the Airports Authority of India (AAI) moving to invest Rs1,383 crore on a new integrated terminal building—T3—after dismantling Terminal 1, the airport would be able to handle around 14.4 million passengers per annum (MPPA) from the present 4.4 mn, an almost 230% jump in capacity.

The project entails the construction of a world-class passenger terminal and associated infrastructure, including an integrated terminal area of 84,000 sq m, retail area stretching over 15,000 sq m, GRIHA 4 Star environment rating, an additional basement area of 20,000 sq m, and a multi-level parking for 1,500 vehicles.
Talking to FE, the airport’s director, AK Sharma, says, “while Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) has been selected as the project executor, Egis is the project management consultant. The project is scheduled for completion by 2021 end. With a capacity to handle 4,000 extra passengers during peak hours, the new airport is being designed to cater to passenger traffic up to 2031.”

The Lucknow airport connects the capital of India’s most populous state to major Indian cities and countries in the Middle East. It is the 11th busiest airport in the country and has seen passenger traffic grow at an exponential rate, clocking a CAGR of 19.6% since 2008. “The new terminal building at Lucknow would be a major force multiplier for Uttar Pradesh’s growth,” Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has said in a statement.
07/10/18 Deepa Jainani/Financial Express