Monday, July 08, 2019

Cargo terminal at Surat airport may get operational in two weeks

Surat: Cargo movement from Surat airport will get a major boost with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) all set to throw open its state-of-the-art modular cargo terminal in the next two weeks. AAI has stated that the vetting of cargo terminal is under process and it will be completed within the next two weeks.
The modular cargo terminal, built at the cost of Rs 8 crore, is a steel-based structure constructed on the land between the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and the terminal building. The ground base of the cargo is 1,000 square metre and the first floor will have the same size. The cargo terminal has the cold storage facility for the export of perishable items, strong room etc.

At present, the cargo movement from Surat airport has touched 3,400 metric tonne in the last one year. Thanks to the private airlines operating from Surat airport providing cargo facilities to its operational destinations across the country.

Official sources said that cargo items like textile goods including saris, dress material, courier, chemicals, valuable goods such as diamonds, lab-grown diamonds jewellery articles etc. are transported from Surat airport to various destinations including Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Jaipur.
08/07/19 Times of India
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