AAI seeks 800 acres of land for Jharsuguda airport

December 28, 2009 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report from http://www.orissatv.com:

Taking into account the rapid pace of industrialization in Orissa, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has evinced interest for setting up an airport at Jharsuguda and discussed the issue with chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday.

Talking to newsmen, AAI chairman, VP Agarwal informed to have urged the government for 800 acres of land for the establishment of an airport at Jharsguda.

Agarwal was here to inaugurate a new parking lot at Biju Patnaik airport here in the capital city. “Additional car parking facility has been created where 200 cars, 200 autos, and six buses can be parked,” he said.

A mega expansion plan is also on the cards and Rs 150 crores would be invested for the establishment of a new terminal building at Bhubaneswar.  The project would make the Biju Patnaik airport a major airport in eastern India and a viable alternative to the one at Kolkatta.

“We are going to establish a new terminal for domestic use. Once the building is available both the new and old would be converted to international standards,” Agarwal added.

Moreover, work for the proposed terminal building start from April next year he added.

The new terminal building would be designed to accommodate 1000 passengers and it would be centrally air-conditioned. The capacity of the existing terminal at the airport is of 500 passengers.

Entry filed under: Infrastructure, Infrastructure and Industry, Jharsuguda Airport.

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