Sunday, June 23, 2024

Development Of Airport Infrastructure Underway

By Staff Correspondent

Upgradation/Modernisation of airports’ infrastructure is a continuous process and is undertaken by Airports Authority of India (AAI) and other Airport Developers from time to time depending on the availability of land, commercial viability, socio-economic considerations, traffic demand/willingness of airlines to operate to/from such airports. AAI and other Airport Developers have targeted capital outlay of approximately Rs. 98,000 crore in airport sector in the next five years for expansion and modification of existing terminals, new terminals and strengthening of runways, among other activities.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) Section – 4, Aerodrome Standards & Licensing, Series B, Part I dated 26.08.2015, as revised on 08.11.2018 to lay down requirements for aerodromes infrastructure. The CAR is based on the International Standards and Recommended Practices for Aerodromes as published in Annexure – 14 to the Convention on Civil Aviation by International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The project costs of nine (09) operationalized Greenfield airports are:- Durgapur-Rs.670 crore, Shirdi-Rs.320 crore, Pakyong- Rs. 553.53 core, Kannur- Rs.2342 crore, Kalaburagi- Rs.175.57 crore, Orvakal (Kurnool)- Rs.187 crore, Sindhudurg- Rs.520 crore, Kushinagar-Rs.448 crore and Donyi Polo, Itanagar-Rs.646 crore. Moreover, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mangaluru, Guwahati and Ahmedabad airports have earmarked a Capital Expenditure of Rs.10,550 crore, Rs.13,552 crore, Rs. 6,288 crore, Rs.1,383 crore, Rs.567 crore, Rs.1,232 crore and Rs.376 crore, respectively for the period 2019-25.

Further, the details of major works undertaken by AAI at various airports are highlighted below.

Major works for New airports/ New Terminal Building – Ongoing

S. No.StateAirportName of WorkApproved Cost
(Rs. in Cr.)
1Andaman & NicobarPort BlairConstruction of NITB and allied works707.73
2Andhra PradeshVijayawadaConstruction of NITB including Apron, ATC Tower and associated works at Vijayawada Airport.611.80
3Arunachal PradeshTezuOperationalization/ Upgradation of Tezu Airport, Arunachal Pradesh.67.74
4BiharDarbhangaDevelopment of Darbhanga Airport
SH: Expansion of Existing Pre-Engineered Terminal Building i/c Civil, Electrical, Fire Fighting, HVAC/VRF, Airport System, IT  System, Car Parking & Roads, Boundary Wall, City Side Development & Other Associated Works including modification in existing terminal building on design & build basis.
5BiharPatnaConstruction of New Domestic Terminal Building and other structures (Phase I and II) at Patna Airport.1216.90
6PatnaC/o State Govt. Hangars, Flying Club Building, VIP Lounge Building and other associated works.
7PatnaConstruction of ATC control block, Technical Block fire station & cargo block.
8GujaratDholeraDevelopment of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).1305.00
9RajkotConstruction of  Greenfield Airport  at Hirasar (Rajkot).1405.00
10SuratExtension of Terminal Building at Surat Airport.353.25
11Extension of Apron and construction of Parallel Taxi Track at Surat.
12Construction of Canopy in front of terminal building at Surat Airport.
13GoaGoaExtension of Existing Integrated. Terminal Building.255.69
14Ladakh (UT)LehC/o New Terminal Building at Leh Airport.480.33
15Madhya PradeshGwaliorExpansion of Civil Enclave at Gwalior Airport
Construction of Terminal Building, Ancillary Buildings, Car Parking, City side Development & other associated works at Gwalior Airport
16Construction of Apron & Link Taxi including associated works for Parking of 09 Nos. AB-321 type of aircraft at Gwalior Airport, Gwalior
17Madhya PradeshJabalpurUpgradation of Jabalpur Airport for AB-320 type of aircraft
SH. New Terminal building.
19ManipurImphalConstruction of New Integrated Terminal Building, Control Tower Cum Technical Block, Apron, Link Taxiway and Associated works at Imphal International Airport, Imphal, Manipur499.00
20MaharashtraKolhapurConstruction of New Terminal Building.71.72
21PuneConstruction of New integrated Terminal Building.475.39
22OdishaBhubaneshwarConstruction of link building.87.21
23Tamil NaduChennaiModernization of Chennai Airport (Phase-II), Chennai Airport.2467.00
24Tamil NaduTrichyConstruction of  New  Terminal Building, Apron, ATC Complex  at Trichy Airport.951.00
25TuticorinDevelopment of Tuticorin Airport
SH: Construction of New Terminal Building, ATC Tower cum Technical Block, Fire Station and Associated works including Maintenance, Operation and AICMC at Tuticorin Airport.
26Development of Tuticorin Airport
SH: Extension of Runway With Blast Pad, RESA, Taxiway, Apron, GSE Area, Isolation Bay and miscellaneous Works.
27Uttar PradeshAyodhyaDevelopment of Ayodhya Airport, Uttar Pradesh.
Sh. Construction of Pre-Engineering Building (PEB) and other associated works on Design & Build Basis (EPC)
28Development of Ayodhya Airport, Uttar Pradesh.
Sh. Pavement, Grading and other in operational area on Design & Build Basis (EPC)
29Uttar PradeshGorakhpurExpansion of Passenger Terminal Building at Gorakhpur Civil Enclave, Gorakhpur26.87
30KanpurDevelopment of Kanpur (Chakeri) Airport168.87
31SaharanpurDevelopment of Civil Enclave at Sarsawa80.00
32FursatganjDevelopment of Fursatganj airport for Civil operations25.24
33MuirpurDevelopment of Airport at Muirpur44.51
34UttarakhandDehradunConstruction of Domestic Passenger Terminal Building at Dehradun Airport456.86

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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