Thursday, May 26, 2022

First Pics Of New Terminal At Andaman's Port Blair Airport Unveiled And It's Breathtaking

The Airports Authority of India is set to construct a new terminal building at the Port Blair airport by October this year, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA). The new terminal building is being built at a cost of around Rs 707.73 crore due to the increase in passenger traffic, according to the MoCA's statement.

The Airports Authority of India took to Twitter to share the stunning pictures of the new terminal. "Inspired by nature, the design of the terminal is a shell-shaped structure depicting the sea and the Andaman islands. The entire terminal will also have 100 percent natural lighting for 12 hours a day. More than 80% of the project work is completed," it said. 

The new passenger terminal building will have three floors comprising lower ground, upper ground and first floor, it noted. Along with the new terminal, additional parking bays are also being constructed at the airport, the ministry said.

The lower ground floor will serve as a remote arrival, bus lounge, and service area, while the top ground floor will serve as passenger departure and arrival access.   

"More than 80 per cent of the project work is completed, and the development project is targeted to be completed by October 2022," MoCA stated.

The new terminal structure, which has a total built-up area of 40,837 sqm, will be able to accommodate 1200 people during peak hours and around 40 lakh passengers yearly. 

The terminal is designed as a shell-shaped building with sea and island imagery. The building is a 120-meter-long structural steel-framed structure with aluminium sheet roofing and cable net glass all around.

Construction of an extra apron area is currently underway, which will offer four additional bays for aircraft parking.

26/05/22 Gursharan Bhalla/India Times

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