Guwahati’s airport to get new terminal building by 2021

The proposed building will be enabled to handle 3,100 passengers during peak hour

GN Bureau | February 5, 2018


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Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport in Guwahati is scheduled to get a swanky new integrated terminal building by 2021.
Aviation minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju laid the foundation stone for the new integrated terminal building, which will be built at a cost of Rs 1, 232 crore.

The proposed building spread over 90,000 square metres will be equipped with world-class passenger facilities and will be able to handle 3100 passengers during peak hour. The interiors of the building will depict local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of Assam.

The building will conform to Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) 4-star rating. The city side of the building will be aesthetically landscaped with lush green areas. It will have green areas within and outside connecting passengers to nature. A small internal forest feature, bamboo artefacts and a craft village are integrated into the overall design, highlighting the rich ethos and culture of the north eastern region of India.

An efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for flushing and horticulture purpose, rain-water harvesting with sustainable urban drainage system and use of efficient water fixtures would be a few other green features of the project.

The new integrated terminal building will have 64 check-in counters, 20 self-check-in kiosks, eight immigration counters, eight custom counters, six arrival carousels, 10 escalators, one travellator, 25 elevators, 16 self-baggage drop counters and 20 aircraft parking bays among others.

The minister highlighted the importance of an airport in achieving development of a region and a state. He also emphasised on the cooperation needed between state governments and the centre for developing civil aviation infrastructure.

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