Varanasi airport to get remote-control opening
Alongwith four other airports in different parts of the country, Thiruvanathapuram, Shillong and Gagan sattelite navigation system in Bangalore, Varanasi Airport will be will be formally inaugurated while the foundation stone for the Bhubaneswar airport will also be laid through remote control in the same event.
Built at a cost of 94 crore by Lanco Infratech, the infrastructure arm of the Hyderabad-based Lanco Group, the new integrated terminal building at Varanasi will cater to both domestic and international passengers and has come up on 26,000 sq mts area adjacent to the present airport building. While it is capable of handling 4 lakh annual movement at present, post modernisation it will be capable of handling 800 passengers per hour.
Speaking to FE, airport director Varanasi SK Siddh said the structure is equipped with all modern passenger amenities such as central air conditioning system, four escalators, five lifts and would have two aerobridges, walkways; in-line baggage screening for check-in, etc.
The modernisation of Varanasi Airport is part of Airport Authority of Indiaís (AAI) plan to upgrade 35 non-metro airports with a total investment of Rs 7,000 crore. Upgrading the Varanasi Airport was important as the holy city of Varanasi (or Benaras as it more commonly known), has always been an important tourist destination
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