New terminal for Thiruvananthapuram airport

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ARJUN RAGHUNATH
Published Jul 23, 2016, 6:56 am IST
Updated Jul 23, 2016, 6:56 am IST
Authorities to construct terminal of around 40,000 square metres
Thiruvananthapuram international airport
 Thiruvananthapuram international airport

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state government offering to clear the decks to  acquire 18 acres of land for the Thiruvananthapuram airport expansion, the Airports Authority of India has  geared up to construct a new terminal of around 40,000 square metres, which would spruce up the city airport to a 72,500-square-metre integrated terminal.

Paper works, including drawing of plans, for the new terminal building have  already begun at AAI headquarters and airport director George G. Tharakan held talks with the officials concerned in this regard in New Delhi the other day. “While offering to expedite the land acquisition process, the state government also wanted us to expedited the preparations for construction. Our plan is to complete   the construction of the new terminal within 18 to 24 months after we get possession of the land,” said the airport director.

 

Meanwhile, a few locals  are still opposed to handing over the land located behind Ananthapuri hospital. The AAI is planning to have a three-storey structure attached to the existing terminal. The elevation would be identical to the existing terminal building itself.

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Location: India, Kerala




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