Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hubli airport to commission Air Cargo Terminal

Hubballi: The Hubballi Airport will soon be Commissioning a dedicated Domestic Air Cargo Terminal, first such Terminal in the North Karnataka Region, in coordination with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) – Cargo Logistics and AMP Allied Services Company Limited, which is 100 per cent owned subsidiary of AAI, according to a statement issued here on Thursday. 
 The statement said that as Dedicated Terminal is under consideration for Final Clearance by Regulatory Authority (BCAS), so for the time-being, clearance/ approval from BCAS obtained by Airport Authority of India/ AAICLAS for Cargo Movement from existing Passenger Terminal Building with certain restrictions to avoid passenger inconvenience. 
 Dedicated X-ray Baggage Inspection system has been installed to facilitate Cargo Movement from Passenger Terminal Building. AAI believes that the terminal shall play a vital role in improving the supply chain scenario surrounding the region and proposal for cold storage is also actively under consideration. 
 Depending on local demand, the airlines may even operate Cargo charters apart from the bulk cargo that is being uplifted through their A320, ATR, Embraer Aircrafts, the statement said. Currently, the operating airlines Air India, Indigo and Star Air has expressed their interest in operating through cargo terminal as well as cargo facility provided in Terminal building, who are having connection to major gateway ports like Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai through existing infrastructure. \
It further added that the Dedicated Cargo terminal has been built at a cost of Rs 60.6 lakh, by modifying the old passenger terminal, which was left unutilised after commencement of new passenger terminal building. 
 The upcoming cargo terminal shall have secured storage space for both inbound and outbound cargo, dedicated room for valuables & amp, dangerous goods, along with provision for commercial space that can be utilized by Airlines, major freight forwarders / logistics players like, Postal Authorities and e-commerce players. 
Cargo Terminal of 700 Sqm area shall have annual cargo holding capacity 15,000 MT. According to Pramod Kumar Thakre, Director of the Hubballi Airport, the Regulatory Authorities have completed their preliminary inspection and Design &, Execution level Approval obtained. Process for final inspection has been initiated and Final Approval is likely to be obtained by the end of March 2021.
25/02/21 UNI
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