AAI's Jabalpur airport is witnessing a rise in passenger traffic
AAI is upgrading Jabalpur airport, with the construction of a new terminal building, ATC Tower and Technical Block
New Delhi: Catering to a growing city of promising tourism options, Jabalpur airport is witnessing the rise in passenger traffic. The Airport is now getting upgraded to provide better services to the air travellers of the region. The up-gradation work undertaken at the airport includes the construction of New Terminal Building, ATC Tower and Technical Block, Fire Station Category VII, other buildings and extension of the runway and associated works. State government handed over 468.43 acres of land to AAI for development work in 2015, total land measuring to 775 acres.
The new terminal building equipped with world-class passenger facilities will have the capacity to handle 500 passengers during peak hours. Spread over an area of 115180 sqft, the terminal building will have three aerobridges, advanced baggage screening system, the modern food court in the landscape area and well-planned car parking for more than 250 cars and buses. The proposed terminal building will welcome the passengers with glimpses of vibrant Gond paintings, local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh.
Eco-friendly terminal building
The new building will be built with eco-friendly sustainable material and equipped with solar plant and energy-efficient equipment. An efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for horticulture purposes and rainwater harvesting system with Sustainable Urban Drainage System are few other green features of the airport up-gradation project.
Apart from the construction of a new terminal building, the up-gradation work with a project cost of Rs. 412 crores also include the extension of the runway to make airport suitable for operation of Airbus 320 type of aircraft, construction of 32-metre-high New ATC Tower and Technical block (G+2) with all modern facilities, fire station (Category-VII) and other ancillary buildings like utility block, gatehouse etc.
To be completed by December 2021
The tentative date for completion of the project is next year i.e. December 2021 and the new terminal building is likely to be commissioned by March 2022. The gateway to the tourist attractions like Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, marble cliffs and waterfalls at nearby Bhedaghat, the airport serves the whole of eastern Madhya Pradesh, especially the Mahakaushal region. The new upgraded Jabalpur airport will play a pivotal role in the development of Jabalpur city and will boost the growing tourism industry in the region.
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