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Tiruchy set to get world class air terminal

Airports Authority of India (AAI) General Manager (Engineering) Sanjeev Jindal visited the Tiruchy airport and conducted an inspection on the site here, on Friday, for the proposed new terminal building planned in an area of 67,500 sq metre at an outlay of Rs 897 crore.

Tiruchy set to get world class air terminal
File photo of Tiruchy airport


The new terminal will handle 2700 passengers including 500 domestic passengers, during peak hour and the construction is scheduled to start by March 2018. Sanjeev Jindal along with the representatives of French-based EGIS consultancy, said, the AAI has approved the construction of the new building after studying the climate of Tiruchy. 

The AAI had ensured the Environment and Forest ministry that hazardous wastes generated during construction phase, such as paints, solvents, wood preservatives, pesticides, adhesives and sealants would be stored at site in sealed containers, labelled, and disposed of as per the Hazardous Wastes Management and Handling Act Amendment Rules (MoEF, 2003). He also said that the new building would have Stateof-the-art inclined carousels (conveyor system) for baggage claim. And a four lane approach road would also be laid to the new terminal. 

In order to save energy, only LED lights will be used in addition to solar energy as much as possible. Other facilities include multilevel car parking for 750 cars and a taxi parking area for 250 taxis. There would be a global tender for the project by December this year and construction would commence by March 2018, Sanjeev Jindal said. He added that the work would be completed within three years and on completion, the Tiruchy airport would become the best one in South India.

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