Friday, September 04, 2020

Modernization of Patna airport by March 2023

Patna: The construction work on the new terminal building is underway and the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport in the city is likely to get a complete makeover with a futuristic design and modern facilities by March, 2023.
According to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the development work are being carried out with an estimated cost of Rs 1,216.90 crore.
According to the AAI officials, it is one of the country’s fastest growing airports in terms of annual passenger growth in the last five years with the existing terminal handling almost 4.5 million passengers per annum.

The ambitious modernization project includes construction of new terminal building, cargo complex, multi-level car parking (MLCP), air traffic control-cum-technical building, fire station, apron with 14 aircraft parking bays.

Once the work is completed, the annual handling capacity of the airport will be increased to 8 million passengers per annum with total area of 7,00,000 sqft. The terminal building would have the departure lounge on the first floor and arrival area on the ground floor.
The upcoming building will be 4-Star GRIH- rated energy efficient building equipped with 52 check-in counters, in-line baggage handling system, five conveyor belts for arriving passengers, well connected with lifts and escalators, centrally airconditioned, five aerobridges and interiors depicting the art and culture of Bihar. Provision of commercial space of 62,000 sqft has also been kept for world-class shopping facilities for passengers’ delight.
04/09/20 Times of India
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