The facelift works of Agartala Airport, second business airport of the NE, would start from January next, according to official sources here.
The facelift works are expected to get completed by 2020 with Airports Authority of India (AAI) preparing to hand over the Rs 438 crore project to a construction agency.
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayanta Chowdhury, who had visited the State, held a meeting with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and apprised him of AAI’s target.
As per the plan, there would be a new terminal building to provide service to around 1,200 passengers daily. Besides six new aprons, facilities would be created for 12 planes to stay at the airport as against only five planes now.
“The existing runway would be extended for facilitating landing and take-off to big size planes. Once the facelift works are completed, it would be easily elevated to international airport”, said a senior AAI official here on Sunday.
Hueiyen Lanpao Manipur Daily 05/09/2016 : http://hueiyenlanpao.com/