- Monday | 1st April, 2019
TRICHY: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the new integrated passenger terminal building at the international airport in Trichy , through video-conferencing from Tirupur . The new building will have incorporating local themes.The first phase of the project also includes the construction of aerobridges, car parking, and new residential quarters of AAI and CISF staff.Speaking to reporters, the new airport terminal project manager P Srikrishna said along with new integrated terminal building, construction of new technical block cum control tower would also be taken up at an estimation of Rs 75 crore. All the work would come under the first phase of this project”, he said.The terminal building would be constructed as per the standards of ‘GRIHA’ (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) four star rated sustainable design which maximises the use of natural light within the building and incorporates renewable energy measures, such as rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels, he added. No objection certificate for height clearance has been already obtained for 42.5 meter, as this building would be the highest one at the airport, he said.“As the existing apron is accommodating only seven planes, two additional bays will be constructed at a cost of Rs 10 crore to meet the demand. The new terminal building would come up at an estimated cost of Rs 951 crore near the existing terminal building.The project is expected to be completed on October 18, 2021, officials said.The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has already sanctioned Rs 951 crore for the construction of the 61,634-square-meter integrated terminal building, along with a new apron and Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower.Out of the total outlay of Rs 951 crore, Rs 564 crore has been allotted to construct an integrated terminal building.The new two-level modular integrated passenger terminal building would be fully air-conditioned to handle 3.63 million passengers a year on full capacity and 2,900 passenger during peak hours with provision for expansion.
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