The Airports Authority of India (AAI) informed on Wednesday that it will build a new integrated terminal building at Port Blair Airport, which will be ready in mid-2021.
Faced with the increase in passenger traffic, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has completed the construction of the new integrated terminal building at Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair at a cost of INR 700 billion.
With a total built-up area of 40,837 m², the new terminal building can transport 1,200 passengers at peak times and around 50 lakh passengers per year. The airport currently handles 18 lakh passengers annually.
“More than 65 percent of the project work has been completed and the new Port Blair terminal building should be ready by the middle of next year,” says a press release from the AAI.
The new passenger terminal building will have three levels, consisting of a basement, an upper floor, and a first floor, revealed the AAI.
“The lower ground floor will be used as a remote arrival, departure and service area, the upper ground floor will have an entrance gate for departure passengers and an exit gate for arriving passengers, and the first floor will be used as a lounge for international passengers.” Passengers, “explained the AAI.
“With the increase in passenger traffic, the AAI has completed construction on a new integrated terminal building at a cost of £ 700 million,” it said.
As per the AAI, “Inspired from nature, the design of the terminal is a shell-shaped structure depicting sea and islands.
“The New Terminal Building with a span of 240 meters having two 120 meters column less spans supported through periphery steel columns, will facilitate columns less large span arrival and departure hall.
“The new terminal building is a structural steel framed building provided with aluminum sheet roofing and cable net glazing all around.
“The entire terminal will also have 100 percent natural lighting through skylights provided at the roof level.
“Curved shaped Cable Net Glazing will be provided all around the terminal building.
This is first time introduced at such a large magnitude at Port Blair Airport.”