Sunday, July 07, 2019

Indore airport to get new terminal

Indore: A new terminal that can cater up to 60 lakh passengers a year will come up at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport. The central government has given approval to the terminal that will cost Rs 475 crore.

“Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport has witnessed an increase in passenger footfall by around 20 per cent in last one year. The capacity of the airport at present is 30 lakh. As such, the central government has provided in-principal approval for construction of a new terminal with annual capacity of 60 lakh passengers as part of expansion of the airport,” Indore MP Shankar Lalwani said.
“The new terminal will be used for domestic flights while the present terminal will be kept for international flights. For international flights, the length of runway will also be increased from present 2700 meter to 4000 meter. Besides, a multi-level parking with 15 parking areas is also being constructed,” Lalwani said.

Airport Authority of India had sometime back called for expansion of Indore airport, for which additional 1230 acre land was required. The district administration has identified the land and a proposal to acquire it has been sent to state government for approval.

At present, Indore airport is spread over 750 acres, but after it was accorded the status of an international airport, plans are afoot to develop its infrastructure to meet new requirements.

“Indore has huge potential and in near future, number of passengers will also grow after international flights start from here. Our efforts will be to provide all possible facilities to the passengers” the MP said.
First international flight from Indore to Dubai on July 15
07/07/19 Sagar Choukse/Times of India

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