Friday, September 20, 2019

Hyderabad airport to double its capacity after ministry approval

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has secured clearance from an environment ministry agency to double the capacity of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recommended the airport’s expansion project for environment clearance, The Hindu Business Line reported.

Following the expansion, the airport will be able to handle up to 50 million passengers each year.

The project is expected to entail an investment of approximately Rs85bn ($1.19bn), the publication added.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the second-fastest-growing airport in India, in the ‘over 15 million passengers per annum’ (MPPA) category.

The greenfield airport handled 18.3 million passengers last year. It was constructed to handle 12 MPPA but was expanded to cater to 25 MPPA.

If approved, the project will build a new terminal (T2) and expand the current terminal (T1).

The cargo terminals will also be expanded, as well as the cargo satellite building and other associated warehouses, to cater to A 5.75LTPA capacity.
20/09/19 Airport Technology
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