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Prayagraj gets new airport complex inaugurated by PM Modi

PW Bureau

The New Airport Complex of BamrauliAirport has been developed by the Airports Authority of India, at a cost of Rs 164 crores, Bamrauli Airport belongs to the Indian Air Force and AAI maintains a Civil Enclave there Prayagraj/ New Delhi: With a view to organizing Ardh Kumbh – a periodic mass congregation of millions of people in January 2019 Prayagraj has just got a major infrastructural boost with a new airport complex.  A new airport complex at Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj District of Uttar Pradesh was inaugurated on December 16, 2018 by PM Narendra Modi. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, and Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu were also present during inauguration.

Expansion from 0.8 acre to 50 acres

New airport complex has been developed by the Airports Authority of India, at a cost of Rs 164 crores. Bamrauli Airport belongs to the Indian Air Force and AAI maintains a Civil Enclave there. The previous Civil Enclave had an area of 0.8 acres with constrained operations through a small Terminal Building.

"PM applauded the efforts made by Airports Authority of India to complete the project of New Airport Complex in record 11 months"

There was no scope for expansion of the terminal building at the present location. Hence, a New Airport Complex with modern terminal building has been constructed. UP govt. acquired and handed over 50 acres of land to AAI for development of the new airport complex.

State-of-the-art facilities

The New Passenger Terminal Building, a centrally air-conditioned building, with an area of 6700 sq.m. has been planned to handle 300 peak hour passengers at a time. The terminal building is equipped with all essential passenger-friendly amenities and provided with CUTE-enabled Check-in-Counters, Baggage Conveyors, Elevator, Public Address System, Fire Fighting and Fire Alarm System, Flight information Display System (FIDS), CCTV, Baggage Scanners and Car Parking for 200 cars and Reserved Parking for 20 cars. According to a press note issued by AAI, PM applauded the efforts made by Airports Authority of India to complete the project of new airport complex in record 11 months. After the launch of UDAN Scheme, connectivity to other important cities of India from Prayagraj got the required boost. The Airport handled 46,490 passengers during the year 2017-18. Operating airlines under UDAN Scheme have ambitious plans to connect the airport with Mumbai, Bengaluru, Indore, Lucknow, Patna, Nagpur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Gorakhpur, Kolkata, Pune and Raipur in the months to come.