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More than 75% work on Rs 951 crore project to expand Trichy airport completed, says Govt

Ariel View of New Integrated Terminal Building, New Apron & New Parallel Taxiway.

More than 75% of the construction work for the new terminal building at Trichy airport has been completed and the project will be ready by April 2023, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said today.

The new terminal building being constructed at a cost of Rs.951.28 crores has been designed to process 2900 passengers during peak hours. Equipped with 48 check-in counters and 10 boarding bridges, the terminal will be an energy efficient building with sustainable features, according to the ministry’s statement.

Airports Authority of India has undertaken the expansion work of Trichy Airport which includes construction of a new Integrated Passenger Terminal Building, a new Apron, Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower, and upgradation of air side facilities to cater to the growing passenger traffic so that  congestion is reduced during peak hours at the airport.

With an area of 75,000 sq metres, the new terminal building has been designed as an iconic structure with a majestic roof. The interiors of the building reflect the colours and culture of the city through materials and textures in a contemporary manner.

The new terminal will create a unique architectural identity in the southern region and will add a new dimension to the terminal design. The building’s architecture will reflect the local culture as well, the statement said

The airport expansion project also includes new apron, associated taxiways, isolation bay to make the airport suitable for Multiple Apron Ramp System for five wide- body or 10 narrow-body aircraft.

The construction of a control room, supporting equipment rooms, Terminal RADAR, RADAR simulation, automation facilities, VHF, AAI offices and meteorological offices are also the part of the project.

The project also includes a four-lane elevated access road connecting the Terminal Building to the city.

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