Foundation Stone laid for upgradation of Jabalpur Airport

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Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 14 (ANI) : Jabalpur Airport is getting upgraded to provide better services to the air passengers of the region. The Foundation Stone for the up gradation of Jabalpur airport was laid by Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation in the presence of Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation. Airports Authority of India (AAI) under the guidance of the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to developing airport infrastructure in the country. Jabalpur is a growing industrial city with promising tourism options. AAI anticipated the rise in passenger traffic and consequently proposed the expansion plan to accommodate larger aircraft and upgradation of the terminal with modern facilities. Jabalpur Airport will be developed at a total cost of Rs. 413 Crores. The newly transformed airport will include construction of New Domestic Passenger Terminal building with enhanced peak hour handing capacity of 500 passengers from existing 150 passengers. With an increased runway length of 2750 meters with turning pad, the airport will be suitable for operations of the A-320 type of aircraft. The proposed Terminal Building with an area of 9350 Sqm will welcome the passengers with world-class facilities and glimpses of vibrant Gond paintings, local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh. The new building will be built with eco-friendly sustainable material and equipped with solar photovoltaic system and energy efficient equipment. An efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for horticulture purposes and rain water harvesting system with Sustainable Urban Drainage System are few other green features of the airport up gradation project. The new upgraded Jabalpur airport will play a pivotal role in the development of Jabalpur city and will boost growing tourism industry in the region.

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