Surat Airport to get a world-class INR 353 crore makeover; terminal building to be ready by 2022 end

The Centre-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be able to complete the extension work on the terminal building of Surat airport by December 31, an official statement said on Wednesday, June 1.

The existing terminal building is 8,474 square metres and it is being extended to have the size of 25,520 square metres, the AAI’s statement noted.

The new state-of-the-art extended terminal building will be able to handle 1200 domestic and 600 international passengers’ during peak hours, resulting in an annual capacity of 2.6 million passengers.

Construction is in full swing for the new terminal building at Surat airport. (Image Courtesy – PIB)

With 20 check-in counters, five aerobridges, an in-line baggage handling system, and five-passenger arrival conveyor belts, the terminal building will offer all of the current passenger facilities. A parking lot with a capacity of 475 cars will be included in the new terminal building.

”The interiors of the terminal building will reflect the art and culture of Gujarat,” it noted. More than 58% of the work for the extension of the terminal building is complete and the building will be ready by December 31, it mentioned.

The airport in India’s diamond hub, Surat, is all set for a makeover with the Airport Authority of India developing it for INR 353 crore.

Surat Airport to get a world-class INR 353 crore makeover; terminal building to be ready by 2022 End. (Image Courtesy – PIB)

Aside from the terminal building development, work on expanding the apron from five to 18 parking spaces and constructing a parallel taxi track (2905 m X 30 m) is also underway.

The terminal will be a 4-Star GRIHA rated energy-efficient building with sustainability features. The interiors of the terminal building will reflect the art and culture of Gujarat.

Surat Airport caters to a large number of business communities across the country, as it is directly connected to 16 cities across the country. The new world-class terminal building of the airport will enhance the connectivity to this industrial city, giving impetus to the overall growth of the region.

Surat Airport caters to a large number of business communities across the country, as it is directly connected to 16 cities across the country. (Image Courtesy – Wikipedia)

Surat Airport with a total area of 770 acres is the second busiest airport in Gujarat after Ahmedabad in terms of both aircraft movements and passenger traffic. It was awarded customs airport status on 9 June 2018. It is also home to a flying training school.

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