Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Covid leads to delay in Patna airport expansion project

Patna: Shortage of workers and raw materials due to Covid-induced lockdown has further delayed the Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport expansion project. The new auxiliary buildings, multi-level car parking and residential quarters are being constructed at a snail’s pace.

The Airports Authority of India-Patna had earlier targeted to complete infrastructure development work at the airport by June-end and set 2023 deadline to make the new terminal building ready.

Patna airport director Bhupesh C H Negi said the outer structure of the multi-level car parking was ready. “The other auxiliary buildings like ATC tower, fire station, cargo unit and technical block are still under construction. Due to Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions, the work got delayed. We will set a new deadline for the completion of these buildings after a review. The new terminal building will be ready by March 2023,” he said.

23/06/21 Faryal Rumi/Times of India

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