Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Gorakhpur Airport terminal building all set for expansion

New Delhi: Gorakhpur Airport in Uttar Pradesh is all set for major makeover and expansion. The foundation stone for extension of the terminal building at Gorakhpur Airport was laid by Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh recently in the presence of Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. An Alliance Air flight from Gorakhpur to Lucknow under RCS-UDAN was also flagged off on this occasion.

Nore that the existing terminal building commissioned in the year 2018 was designed to cater 100 passengers and has an area of 1890 sqm. The passenger traffic at the Gorakhpur airport has grown exponentially in a very short span of time. Thus, to increase the passenger handling capacity of the airport and make the airport suitable for Airbus 320 type of Aircraft, AAI has planned the extension of the existing terminal building at a cost of Rs 26.87 Crores.

Spread in an area of 3440 sqm, the extended terminal will be equipped with 10 check -in- counters and two conveyor belts in the arrival hall. An additional security hold area will also be created at the first floor, after which the terminal building will be able to handle the 200 passengers during peak hours. The new expanded building will have escalators, lifts and enough space for a restaurant and commercial activities.

30/03/21 Harshita Tyagi/ETNowNews.com

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