Airport terminal bldg expansion project gets environ clearance

The Surat airport’s terminal building expansion project on Wednesday received environment clearance (EC) from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). Official sources said that with the EC issued, the critical infrastructure work for the project will gather momentum and it is expected to be completed before March 2022.

The terminal building of Surat airport is being extended by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) at the cost of Rs 354 crore. The existing terminal building has an area of 8,474 sq m that will be extended by additional 17,046 sq m (excluding city side and air side kerb) to have a total area of 25,520 sq m.

Along with the terminal building expansion, the work of the parallel taxi track has also been started to allow the smooth landing and take-off of the aircraft.

A senior AAI officer told TOI, “The expanded terminal will change the face of Surat airport. More flights will be able to operate from here with more number of passengers.”

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