Guwahati’s Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is all set to undergo a makeover soon.
Two new aerobridges, an international cargo complex and an extended canopy, a new two-level integrated terminal building and new stalls and washrooms will be constructed.
The aerobridges are being set up at a cost of Rs 12 crore and will be opened to the public the coming week. Currently there are two aerobridges in LGBI Airport and the airport authorities are now installing two new ones for the passengers convenienece.
The Airport Authority of India (AAI)is also building an international cargo complex and construction work has started. The complex will help with the ever –increasing cargo space. The domestic cargo complex is also being upgraded as the airport authorities handle around 22000 metric tonnes of cargo annually which is expected to increase.
A new two-level integrated terminal building with an area of 90,000 square metres is also being set up at a cost of Rs 1,232 crore. It is likely to be completed within three years to handle the increasing flow of passengers as the current terminal can occupy only 1250 passengers at peak hour.
The passenger movement was 46,68,053 in 2017-2018 and this year it has increased to around 50 lakhs.
A seven-year contract has been signed with some companies for renovation of old stalls and construction of new ones. The AAI authorities are expecting the new stalls, which mostly include food, beverage and retail to be completed by December and the security check area is also being moved to a new place and passengers can enter the security area by going straight from the airport without taking any turns, reports The Assam Tribune.
Besides, the AAI is also planning the upgradation and expansion of Silchar, Agartala and Imphal airports