Airport Authority of India (AAI) claimed that the new terminal of Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala will be ready for use by early 2021.

The airport is all set to get a new integrated terminal building, with a capacity to cater to three million passengers annually.

AAI officials informed that more than 90 percent work on the project has already been completed, and the remaining works should not take more than a couple of months.

The old terminal building of Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport was totally saturated, and there was no scope for expansion.

The new integrated terminal building of the airport will have the capacity to handle more passengers, and will be equipped with modern amenities.

Advanced Intelligent Building Management Systems have been used to optimise the consumption of energy at the new terminal of the airport, AAI officials claimed.

With a built-up area of 30,000 sq metres, the new terminal building has been designed to handle 1,000 domestic and 200 international passengers during peak hours.

The new terminal building of the airport is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 438 crore.

The new terminal of the airport in Agartala will have 20 check-in counters, four-passenger boarding bridges, conveyor belts and passenger-friendly modern facilities and amenities.

The development work also includes the construction of the apron with the capacity to park six aircraft at a time, the AAI said in the release.

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