Work on a new car park begins at Tiruchi airport
The construction of a parking lot in front of the future new integrated passenger terminal is underway at the international airport here. The new facility will have a capacity of around 1,000 cars and four buses.
The car park is being created in preparation for the construction of the airport’s new passenger terminal. Work started a week ago and the plan is to complete the project within nine months, said P. Sree Krishna, Managing Director, Projects, Airports Authority of India, Tiruchi Airport. The Hindu In Monday.
It is a separate project which is executed at a cost of nearly ₹40 crore. The new passenger terminal is set up over 75,000 square meters near the existing building. Nearly 80% of the construction of the new terminal is complete and the entire project is now expected to be completed by June 2023.
Designed by a French architectural firm, the new terminal is built to reduce congestion at the airport. AAI has completed work on the new apron, isolation bay and parallel taxiway. The new apron will be able to accommodate 11 aircraft with new airbridges. The electrical and mechanical works of the new aerobridges are in progress.
AAI has also earmarked ₹92 crore for the construction of a technical block-cum-ATC tower at the airport. The project will be executed in Engineering, Procurement and Construction mode. All the works are all part of the modernization of the airport, added Mr. Sree Krishna.