Saturday, January 12, 2019

India’s 1st walk-in airport aviary at Bengaluru to be designed by city firm

Nagpur: In a first, city-based Ashfaque Ahmed Consultancy Services Private Limited (AACSPL) has bagged order for design and consultancy services for an airport aviary in Devanahalli, Bengaluru.
This will be the first such aviary inside an airport in the country. The Rs30-crore project will be implemented by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) at Kempegowda international airport.

When contacted, AACSPL director Ashfaque Ahmed confirmed the development and said his firm was shortlisted through competitive bidding in which global consultancy firms participated. Earlier, his firm has done master planning of Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur.

“We have submitted concept level drawings for BIAL approval after which detailed drawings and estimates will be prepared,” said Ahmed.

Ahmed said the aviary will be situated between the terminal and the pier building. The basic idea is to attract international flyers who check-in three hours before the flight departure. “This will be the first walk-in aviary in an airport, where birds will be in their natural habitat in India and elsewhere,” he said.

The aviary will be spread in 6,035 sqmt area and will be 35-metre-high covered with a net so that birds inside do not fly out and there will also be clear vision.

12/01/18 Vijay Pinjarkar/Times of India