Tuesday, December 04, 2018

India to invest $132.06m in new terminal at Biju Patnaik Airport

The Government of India is set to invest Rs9.3bn ($132.06m) in a new terminal at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

The proposed terminal building is intended to make passengers’ travel hassle-free while allowing the airport to handle the increased air traveller volume.

Biju Patnaik Airport is the primary international airport serving Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha.

Civil aviation secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey told IANS: “We have committed that we will be expanding the capacity of Bhubaneswar airport from 3.5 million passengers per annum to 11.5 million per annum. For this, a new terminal building will be constructed to handle eight million passengers per annum.”

Choubey told the publication that the construction of the new terminal is expected to begin in July or August 2019, while a scheduled completion is likely to take three years.
Upon becoming operational, the terminal is expected to accommodate approximately eight million passengers per annum.

Civil aviation joint secretary Usha Padhee said that due to around 30% growth in footfall of travellers, the terminal capacity will be increased at the airport.
04/12/18 Airport Technology