New Delhi: Airports Authority of India's (AAI) Adampur airport is coming up with a new terminal building with enhanced capacity, as the redevelopment work of the project is in full swing. Considering the surge in passenger traffic, AAI has undertaken the work of developing a civil enclave at Adampur Airport in Jalandhar, Punjab, under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RSC). The development work includes the construction of the new terminal building with enhanced capacity and apron and taxi-track to make it suitable for two Airbus-320 types of aircraft.
With a total built-up area of 6,000 sqm. and canopy area of 1, 920 m2, the new terminal building has been designed to handle 300 passengers during peak hours. The new passenger terminal building will have two-levels comprising of the ground and first floor. The ground floor will be used as remote arrival, departure and service area, and the first floor as AAI staff and Airline offices. The cityside area of the airport will also be developed with adequate parking facilities for cars, taxis and buses, along with the landscaping and rainwater harvesting system.
Equipped with eight check-in counters and two conveyor belts, the new terminal will be a 4-Star GRIHA rated energy-efficient building with a sewage treatment plant and solid waste management system.
Around 40 percent of the project work is completed and the new terminal building of Adampur airport is scheduled to be ready by the middle of this year i.e. 2021. Adampur airport, which is located in the Jalandhar district of Punjab's Doaba region, caters to major cities of the state like Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr, Sultanpur, Phagwara, among others. The development of Civil Enclave will serve the demand for enhanced connectivity in the region.
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