Ahmedabadh Airport that recently got a new international terminal building will start functioning from August 15th. The terminal building that was inaugurated on July 4th has given a major facelift to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.
Spread over an area of 39,331 square meters, the swanky new terminal has been constructed at a cost of Rs 316 crore. “The new terminal building will cater to international operations beginning from August 15. Once it is functional, the existing international terminal would close down,” said Anuj Aggarwal, airport director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad.
Built on the lines of the Changi Airport in Singapore, the new terminal has an underground corridor with travelators linking it to the existing domestic terminal. The new building has the capacity to handle 2.85 million passengers per annum. It also houses 32 check-in counters and can handle 1,600 passengers during peak hours. The other amenities include in-line baggage handling system, 7 elevators, 2 information booths. Also, there is a provision for 4 aerobridges, of which 2 have already been installed. A new technical block-cum-control tower will be also be set up soon.