To tackle passenger traffic, Jaipur airport have new terminal


Jaipur: In order to deal with the increasing rush of passengers, the Jaipur airport is going to have a separate terminal for arrivals and departures of domestic and international flights. The officials of Airports Authority of India, Jaipur, are optimistic to dedicate this third terminal within three years. This building would have separate sections for arrivals and departures. This would reduce the crowd of terminal 2.

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The new terminal building would be able to handle 5,000 passengers per hour. Jaideep Singh Balhara, who joined as director, Airports Authority of India, on Tuesday discussed various upcoming facilities for the passengers and initiatives taken to ensure smooth landing of aircraft during foggy days.

Presently, Jaipur airport operates 47 flights, including six international ones, daily. At times, the hall and the security area get very congested. Union minister for civil aviation Ashok Gajapati Raju too had made an announcement in this regard in August.

“It (new terminal) would be built over an area of 1,25000 square metres. It would have separate sections for arrivals and departures. We plan to get this work done by 2019,” said Jaideep Singh Balhara. “We will have a project monitoring consultant (PMC) soon who will facilitate us on this Rs 11,500 crore project,” he added.┬áRecently, the runway too was extended at Jaipur airport to facilitate landing of bigger aircraft.

To deal with foggy win ters, Balhara said, “We are equipped with CAT-III B lighting which facilitates landing of aircraft in visibility of 50 metres. We are aiming to start it from October 30 after getting required clearances from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).” He added that an extra Xray machine would be added to the security area. Besides, two more aerobridges and conveyer belts would be added in coming months to facilitate the passengers.