Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New terminal building coming up at Port Blair airport

The Port Blair airport, officially known as Veer Savarkar Airport, will have a new terminal building very soon, Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials said.

A world-class terminal building is coming up at the airport at an estimated cost of Rs 417 crore, the AAI officials said and the deadline is 2020.

Speaking to PTI, the director of Port Blair airport, George D Silva said that work on the project commenced on January 14, 2017 and the construction work is progressing as per schedule.

The built-up area of the new terminal will be 40,000 square metres and it will be able to handle 1,200 passengers -- 600 domestic and 600 international passengers-- at a time during peak hours, he said.
The shell-shaped design of the building has been inspired by nature - a shape which is a part of the seas and islands, the airport director said.
The height of the terminal buildings roof would vary between between 18 metres and 32 metres.
16/10/18 PTI/moneycontrol.com
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