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Rajahmundry Airport set to get new terminal

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At a cost of Rs. 350 crores Peak pax handling to zoom from 225/hr to 1400/hr

The Minister for Civil Aviation and Steel, Mr Jyotiraditya M Scindia recently laid the foundation stone for the new terminal building at Rajahmundry Airport.

As per the Ministry of Civil Aviation this terminal building will be developed on 17,029 sqm which is 400 times of the existing terminal building. 

After the expansion, the total area of this building will be 21,094 sqm., capable of serving 1400 peak hour passengers which is said to be 10 times The proposed New domestic Terminal Building will facilitate 1400 peak hour passengers (700 Arrival pax + 700 Departure pax) to meet the traffic demand 3 mppa for the design year 2037.

The tender for the new domestic terminal has been awarded to M/s. Renaatus Project, Chennai for Rs. 173,27,46,182.10 (Ex GST) for a period of completion 730 Days i.e. 2 years including maintenance period of 7 years. (Date of Start 13.08.2023, Date of Completion 11.08.2025)

Mr Scindia assured that after the development of this new terminal building, if demand is there, the union government will set up a new cargo terminal.

Rajahmundry airport currently handles 126 flight movements per week and is connected to three cities i.e., Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru.

The new terminal building will meet the requirements of the airport as the existing infrastructure was not enough to meet the rapid growth in passenger traffic. 

The newly upgraded terminal building of the airport will play an important role in the all-round development of the state at large and Rajahmundry as it has rich heritage and cultural offerings coupled with a new Terminal building will make it a popular destination for tourists.

The new terminal also aims for a 5-star GRIHA rating, combining local art, culture, and sustainable design in a harmonious and environmentally conscious manner. 

Civil Aviation in AP

Speaking on the development of civil aviation in Andhra Pradesh, the minister said that prior to 2014 Andhra Pradesh had only 4 airports, now it has 6 airports. The air traffic movement has increased from 388 in the year 2014 to 1162.

Mr Scindia also informed that the two new Greenfield airports being built in the state, namely Bhogapuram and Nellore and Prakasam water barrage will soon be ready for the public.

The ceremony was graced by Mr Gudivada Amarnath, Minister for Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce, IT, Handlooms & Textiles Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Margani Bharat Ram, MP (Lok Sabha), Mr Jakkampudi Raja MLA (Andhra Pradesh). Mr Vumlunmang Vualnam, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Mr Sanijv Kumar Chairman, Airport Authority of India were also present on the occasion.

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