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Kanpur’s Chakeri airport to have new civil enclave by Jan 2022 with over 40% more passenger handling capacity annually

After been delayed for half a year due to Covid-19 pandemic, Kanpur’s Chakeri airport new civil enclave is now expected to be completed by January 2022. After completion, the airport will be able to handle over 40 per cent more passengers annually against the current capacity.
Currently only two flights operate a day, but 16 months later the airport will start handling 12 to 14 flights including international as well, said the airport director Bhrigu Kant Jha of Chakeri airport.
With a passenger handling capacity of 300 an hour, the Chakeri Airport terminal will spread over 6,218 square meter area.
“We have estimated over 2 lakh passengers to use the airport service annually from current 85,000. The airport will be suitable for parking of three Airbus-321 type aircraft and a car parking area to accommodate around 150 vehicles,” said the APD.
Due to covid-19 pandemic the project has got delay by six months, but it will kick start from next month,” he added.
The terminal will be a 4-star GRIHA (Green Buildings Rating System India) rated energy-efficient building equipped with eight check-in counters, in-line baggage handling system, two conveyors belts for passengers, well connected with lifts. The centrally AC terminal will have interiors depicting the culture of the city.
11/09/20 Arvind Chauhan/Times of India
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