Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Domestic cargo terminal at Jaipur airport becomes operational

Jaipur: With the opening of the domestic cargo terminal (DCT) on Tuesday, Jaipur airport has added yet another feather in its cap in infrastructure upgradation. The state-of-the-art cargo terminal being operated by AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Limited (AAICLAS), a subsidiary of AAI is the biggest in north India apart from Delhi. This is the third largest DCT developed by AAICLAS apart from Kolkata and Chennai. The cargo terminal will also start international operations once the pandemic situation improves, claimed officials.

Built with a budget of Rs 21 crore, the DCT is spread over 13,000 square metre and while domestic as well as international operations divisions will be in the same building, adequate segregation has been done for smooth functioning though the track dock will be common for both.

J S Balhara, director, Jaipur International Airport said, “Over the last few years, the cargo circulation had increased manifold as while in 2014-15, 9265 metric tonnes of cargo was circulated which increased to 17,680 metric tonnes in 2019-20. Although this quantity dipped slightly due to Covid, we have anticipated an increase in the same once the situation improves.”

The cargo terminal is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for handling in-bound and outbound cargo. The terminal has strong rooms for valuable cargo as well as dangerous cargo rooms and four cold storages for handling general goods, valuables, perishable items, hazardous cargo etc. Other facilities include parking space, X-Ray machines, round-the-clock fire management, CCTV cameras and others. The ground floor of the DCT building will house the offices of the employees.

02/06/21 Times of India

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