Patna airport to get a new terminal building

Construction of new terminal building, having passenger handling capacity of 4.5 million, to begin from April next year

GN Bureau | December 7, 2017


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 In its bid to meet the burgeoning passenger traffic, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to build a modern terminal building at Patna airport at a cost of Rs 800 crore, having passenger handling capacity of 4.5 million. 

The construction work for the new terminal building will start from April next year. The terminal building will be designed to handle 2,250 passengers during peak hours.
 
AAI has also decided to start 24-hour operations at Patna airport from the summer of next year. It drew criticism after flyers were seen standing in long queues to check in at the Patna airport.
 
AAI has claimed that a  temporary  structure  with  seating  capacity  of 300  passengers  has  been  erected  outside  the  terminal  building and passengers are allowed to enter terminal building two hours from the scheduled departure and one-hour prior in security hold area. It has also set up additional frisking booth in security check which is operational during peak hours.
 
Patna airport was originally designed to handle  0.7  million  passengers. With  the growth  in  aviation  in  past  few years,  the  airport  handled 2.11  million passengers in the year 2016-17.
 
Besides, a new terminal building at Bihita with a passenger handling capacity of 5 million is also planned at the total cost of Rs 800 crore.  The work for construction will commence from September, 2018 subject to handing over of land by December, 2017.
 

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