Mangaluru, Sep 16, 2018 : The terminal expansion works at the Mangaluru International Airport is underway at a cost of Rs 132.24 crores and the same would be complete by April 2020, informed Shreekumar, Executive Director of the Southern Region of the Airports Authority of India.
He said the existing terminal building would be expanded by an additional 10,000 sq meter area and the total area of the terminal would be 38,000 sq meters. Two additional boarding bridges for passengers and a separate visa counter will also come up, he informed.
There is a plan to widen the run-way safety basic strip at a cost of Rs 121 crore apart from taking up the second phase of parallel taxi track. There is a plan to complete this project by August 2019. This, he said would help in improving the flight handling capacity of the airport.
He also informed that the passenger traffic of the airport which was 7.5 lakhs in 2012 has increased to 23.5 lakhs in 2017-18. Even cargo handling which was 8.67 metric tonnes in 2016-17 has increased to 2,338 metric tonnes in 2017-18.
Agreement signed : The Airports Authority of India and the District Administration have signed a joint agreement with regard to the construction of a permanent drainage system for Kolambe, Adyapady and Malavoor villages at an estimated cost of Rs 6.75 crores.
Shreekumar, Executive Director, Southern Region of the AAI and Additional DC Kumar signed the agreement at the DC office in the presence of DK District in-charge Minister U T Khader, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Moodbidri MLA Umanath Kotian, Venkateshwara Rao, Director of MIA and others.