Scindia to lay foundation stone for new terminal building at Rajahmundry Airport

Andhra Pradesh's Rajahmundry Airport is connected to three cities -- Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru -- and handles 126 flights per week.

Mumbai: Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will lay the foundation stone for the new terminal building at the Rajahmundry Airport, on December 10, an official release said on Friday.

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The terminal building will come up at an investment of Rs 350 crore, it said.

Andhra Pradesh’s Rajahmundry Airport is connected to three cities — Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru — and handles 126 flights per week.

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Considering the rapid growth of passenger traffic and saturation of the existing terminal building at the airport, the plans are to expand the facility by an additional 17,029 sqm of space, as per the release.

After the expansion, the total area of the terminal building will be 21,094 sqm, capable of serving 2,100 passengers during peak hours and 30 lakh passengers annually, it said.

The expansion work will be undertaken at Rs 350 crore, the release stated.

The proposed expansion of the airport will have passenger facilities such as 28 check-in-counters, four conveyor belts in arrival (conversion of existing terminal into arrival), eight X-Bis machines, three aerobridges and an adequate number of food and beverages, and retail outlets, it said, adding that the city side area of the airport will also be upgraded for parking of up to 600 cars.

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