Wednesday, July 21, 2021

New Pune airport terminal building likely to become operational by I-Day 2022

Pune: The new terminal building of the city airport will become operational by August 15 next year, an official from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said.

The official indicated that the project had been delayed by eight months because of the pandemic-induced restrictions.

An airport official said, 55% of the work have so far been completed. “The project has been partially affected because of the current restrictions, as only workers living at the site were allowed to work,” a senior airport official told TOI.

As per an official of Egis India, the company facilitating the design and construction of the new building, had said work was stopped for around 40 days during the first lockdown last year.

The new building, which is expected to increase the daily flight movements, including international flights, is coming up on the eastern side of the existing terminal building. 

Construction of the building started in December 2018 and a multi-level car parking facility (ground, three-storey and two basement floors) was being simultaneously constructed at ‘parking number-1’ of the airport.

21/07/21 Joy Sengupta/Times of India

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