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PM Modi to inaugurate new terminal building of Port Blair Airport

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On Tuesday, July 18, the new integrated terminal building of the Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, via video conferencing. The new integrated terminal has been built at a cost of around 710 crores, and will now play an important role in boosting the connectivity of the island union territory of Andaman and Nicobar.

The new terminal building will be able to handle around 50 lakh passengers annually, with its total built-up area of around 40,800 sqm. An Apron suitable for two Boeing-767-400 and two Airbus-321 types of aircraft has also been constructed at the Port Blair airport, at a cost of 80 crores, making the airport now suitable for the parking of ten aircraft at a time. Inspired from nature, the architectural design of the airport terminal resembles a shell-shaped structure depicting sea and islands.

The new integrated terminal building will boost air traffic, and help enhance tourism in the region. It will also help create enhanced employment opportunities for the local community and give an impetus to the economy of the region.

 

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.

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