Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Kolhapur Airport to get new terminal building with enhanced capacity and world-class facilities

New Delhi: Considering the growing passenger traffic growth at the Kolhapur airport, Airports Authority of India has undertaken the work for developing the airport for enhanced capacity and operations of A-320 type of aircraft. The development project with an estimated cost of Rs. 256 Crore includes construction of a new terminal building, extension of runway, construction of new apron and parking bay.

Kolhapur Airport has been identified for RCS operations under UDAN scheme and is presently connected to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Tirupati. Presently, the airport is capable to serve 75 passengers during peak hours, which is much short of the expected load.

To cater to the growing passenger, traffic, the new terminal building is being constructed in an area of 3900 sqm and will be able to serve 300 passengers during peak hours. With 10 check-in counters, the terminal will be equipped with all modern passenger amenities.

The terminal building will be a Four-Star GRIHA rated energy efficient building with sustainability features. The interiors of the terminal building will reflect the art and culture of local culture & heritage. The big archways at the front fa├žade of the new terminal building is influenced and derived from the commonly used arches in the heritage structures like Maharaja Palace, Bhavani Mandap, Panhala Fort of Kolhapur city.

10/05/2023 Punekar News

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