Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Sanganer airport to handle international flights by December

Jaipur: Here is good news for air passengers travelling abroad and within the country. After renovation, Sanganer airport by December would be ready to handle international flights while Terminal 2 would be confined for domestic operations. Even though the civil and other infrastructural works at the airport got a little delayed due to lockdown, authorities said that it would be operational after the completion by December this year.
This has been done to decongest Terminal 2 of and utilise the Sanganer airport for handling international flights.
“Earlier, it was planned to be operational by July. However, due to lockdown the work got affected. Now we are expecting for its completion by September and will try to operate from the Sanganer airport from December,” said Jaideep Singh Balhara, director, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Jaipur.

Sources said the civil work at the Sanganer airport is in progress and the airport is going to get a facelift.

“Sanganer airport, which had an area of 5,000 square metres will have an area of 11,750 square metres and 10 check-in counters, eight immigration counters each for arrival and departure, divyang-friendly, two boarding gates and other passenger amenities. “The use of two airports for separate flights will also enable us to handle more flights,” said a senior officer of civil engineering wing of the Jaipur airport.
08/07/20 Ashish Mehta/Times of India
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