Gujarat will have one more
International airport as part of the centre’s effort to tone up the
infrastructure of the state. A Greenfield airport is being constructed at a
North Gujarat town of Rajkot at a cost of rs one thousand five hundred crores
by the central government owned Airport authority of India.
Spread over nearly 3000 acres, the location of new airport will
be on the Rajkot Ahmedabad highway.
With total built-up area of 23,000
square meters excluding basement, the terminal building of this new airport
will have the capacity to handle 1800 passengers during peak hours.
AAI stated, "The city side
area of the airport will also be developed for adequate parking facilities for
car, taxi and buses along with landscaping. Runway length is planned for 3040 m
for serving AB-321type of aircraft which will be capable of parking 14 aircraft
at a time."
"This airport will aim to
reduce time and cost related to logistics for multiple industries in the
region. Air connectivity to the
international market will also boost the industrial growth, which in turn will
generate new employment opportunities. Apart from this, the new airport will
come up with lots of commercial development," AAI added.
The department said there are plans
to modernize and beautify the ancient city of Rajkot, including infrastructural
projects like construction of green field airport to help promote the local
business houses adding economic wealth to Gujarat. The centre has recently
sanctioned an All India Medical Institute and work is on in full swing to
implement the project.
Gujarat has witnessed a massive upgrade of infrastructure
From airports to Ports to
Expressways, dedicated freight corridors, Country’s largest renewable power
project, National rail university to world’s largest industrial cluster at
Dholera, Gujarat has witnessed a massive upgrade of infrastructure in the last
few years according to industry sources.