Saturday, August 21, 2021

GMR to transform Nagpur airport into a modern aviation hub

Nagpur: Following a ruling by the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, GMR announced on Friday that it is pleased to take up the responsibility of developing and transforming Nagpur airport in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra into a modern aviation hub.

The existing facilities at Nagpur airport have been operating close to their maximum capacity, handling a total of about three million passengers and 9,500 metric tonnes of cargo during the financial year 2019-20.

GMR plans to develop the Nagpur airport in phases to have a capacity of around 30 million passengers annually.

In the first phase, over a four-year period, GMR will construct a new greenfield integrated terminal with the initial capacity of handling four million passengers per annum, associated aeronautical infrastructure including taxiways, a new car park and approach road and a new cargo terminal.

At the same time, the existing passenger terminal will be refurbished to enhance its capacity, improve passenger facilities, introduce modern technology and upgrade the overall ambience to cater to the traffic and operational requirements of the interim period.

GMR will focus on replicating its successful upgrade efforts at the Delhi airport in India and Cebu-Mactan international airport in the Philippines to take Nagpur airport to the next level.

Beginning with an initial capacity of 20,000 metric tonnes annually, GMR will also develop cargo facilities at the airport.

21/08/21 Ashish Pandey/India Today

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