Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Integrated Terminal Building of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair through video conferencing on Tuesday, 18 July. During this, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will also be present.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Integrated Terminal Building of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair through video conferencing on Tuesday, 18 July. During this, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will also be present. With the inauguration of this new integrated terminal building, the beauty of the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair will be enhanced. In such a situation, what is special in the new terminal of this attractive looking international airport will be a matter to be seen. Let us know in detail what is new in this new terminal and how much it cost to make it.
Ready at a cost of about Rs 710 crore
The Prime Minister’s Office said the new facility, built at a cost of about Rs 710 crore, will play a vital role in enhancing connectivity on the island union territory. The new terminal building with a total built up area of approximately 40,800 square meters will be able to handle approximately 5 million passengers annually.
Parking facility for ten aircraft simultaneously
An apron suitable for two Boeing-767-400 and two Airbus-321 type aircraft has also been constructed at Port Blair airport at a cost of Rs 80 crore, which will now enable the airport to park ten aircraft at a time. would be appropriate.
The conch-shaped structure of the new terminal building represents the sea and islands. The entire terminal will have 100 percent natural lighting for 12 hours a day, provided by roof-mounted skylights. The building will have 28 ‘check-in counters’, three passenger ‘boarding bridges’ and ‘four conveyor belts’.
The PMO said that the huge new integrated terminal building will give a boost to air traffic and help in boosting tourism in the region, it will also help in increasing employment opportunities for the local community and boost the economy of the region.
The building also has rainwater catchment in an underground water tank, an on-site sewage treatment plant with 100 percent of treated wastewater reused for landscaping and a 500 KW capacity solar power plant. All these features ensure minimal negative impact on the islands’ environment. It is a gateway to the pristine islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The new building will also boost tourism in the region, as Port Blair is a popular destination for tourists