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PM Modi lays foundation stone for extension of Surat airport terminal building

PW Bureau

After the extension, the terminal building will be capable of handling a total of 1,800 (1,200 domestic and 600 international) passengers during peak hours New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the terminal building extension project at Surat Airport in Gujarat on January 31 in the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other esteemed dignitaries. The terminal building is being extended by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of Rs 354 crores. The existing terminal building, with an area of 8,474 sqm, will be extended by an additional 17,046 sqm (excluding City Side and airside kerb) to have a total area of 25, 520 sqm.  An official release said that after the extension, the terminal building will be capable of handling a total of 1,800 (1,200 domestic and 600 international) passengers during peak hours. The total capacity of Surat Airport will then go up to 2.6 million passengers annually.
The other planned infrastructure development at Surat airport includes the construction of cargo terminal building and the extension of Apron for additional 10 Number of bays for Code C Aircraft and full-length parallel taxi-track, the press release said.
Surat Airport will soon be visible on the global aviation map with flights connecting to international destinations. While addressing the ceremony, Modi said, “To better prepare Surat for global investments and business opportunities, it is pertinent to have an upgraded world-class airport.” The extended terminal building will be equipped with all essential passenger-friendly amenities like Check-in-Counters, Baggage Conveyors and spacious parking space Fto accommodate more than 500 cars. The other planned infrastructure development at Surat airport includes the construction of cargo terminal building and the extension of Apron for additional 10 Number of bays for Code C Aircraft and full-length parallel taxi-track, the press release said.