CHANDI­GARH GETS A NEW LAND­MARK

Airports India - - ODISHA -

The coun­try has wit­nessed un­prece­dented growth in the last decade with the growth of pas­sen­gers by three times from 69 mil­lion in 2004-05 to 188 mil­lion in Fi­nan­cial year 2014-15 with an an­nual growth rate of 12% per an­num. Keep­ing pace and bridg­ing the gap be­tween the de­mand and ca­pac­ity Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia has con­tin­ued adding des­ti­na­tion af­ter des­ti­na­tion and New Civil Air Ter­mi­nal at Chandi­garh was ded­i­cated to the Na­tion by the Prime Min­is­ter of In­dia on 11th Septem­ber, 2015. Chandi­garh is one of the planned cities of In­dia and so is the New Ter­mi­nal Build­ing. The city is fa­mous for aes­thetic land­scapes and is well planned so is the Ter­mi­nal Build­ing, which has be­fit­ting Mu­rals, and land­scapes in­side the Ter­mi­nal Build­ing de­pict­ing the great her­itage of the city. The city holds the unique dis­tinc­tion of be­ing the cap­i­tal city of two states i.e. Haryana and Pun­jab, and also holds the sta­tus of Union Ter­ri­tory and is a Hub of ro­bust busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties and is one of the fastest grow­ing cap­i­tal cities, hav­ing the high­est per capita in­come in the coun­try.

The Ter­mi­nal Build­ing has a peak hour han­dling ca­pac­ity of 1600 pas­sen­gers built at a land mass of 300 acres. The Ter­mi­nal Build­ing has an area of 53,400 sq m. The to­tal cost of the project, in­clud­ing the cost of the land, is to the tune of Rs.939 crores, The other salient fea­tures of the Ter­mi­nal Build­ing in­clude 48 Check-

in coun­ters, Four long (72M)bag­gage con­veyor belts, three pas­sen­ger board­ing bridges (aero bridges), park­ing for 500 cars. On the apron side, it has ca­pac­ity for park­ing 8 air­craft, 7 of ‘C’ Type and one of ‘E’ Type and the Cargo Apron for Two ‘C’ Type air­craft. The new fa­cil­ity has cargo apron mea­sur­ing 120m x 110m. Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia has in­tro­duced am­ple green fea­tures in the New Civil Air Ter­mi­nal which in­cludes LED Light­ing, En­ergy Ef­fi­cient Chillers, Dou­ble In­su­lated

Roof­ing Sys­tem, Rain Wa­ter Har­vest­ing, Re-use of treated wa­ter (600 KLD STP).

On the own­er­ship front, the new Civil Air Ter­mi­nal has been es­tab­lished at Chandi­garh as a joint ven­ture by the name of Chandi­garh In­ter­na­tional Air­port Ltd. (CHIAL) with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of AAI, Govt. of Pun­jab and Govt. of Haryana with the eq­uity sta­tus of 51%, 24.5% with each of the State Gov­ern­ments re­spec­tively. The mod­ern in­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Build­ing is made of glass and steel struc­ture and is equipped with mod­ern state-of-theart equip­ment and pas­sen­ger fa­cil­i­ties. Eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in the three stages are linked to the de­vel­op­ment of the city in terms of roads, rail and air con­nec­tiv­ity. A num­ber of ini­tia­tives have ac­cord­ingly been taken by the Gov­ern­ments to up­grade the in­fra­struc­ture in and around the city to boost eco­nomic growth in the re­gion. Keep­ing in view the sig­nif­i­cant growth in pas­sen­ger traf­fic at the ex­ist­ing Civil En­clave at Chandi­garh over the re­cent past, Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia had taken up ex­pan­sion of ex­ist­ing ter­mi­nal build­ing in 2010. How­ever, with the un­prece­dented and rapid in­crease in traf­fic at Chandi­garh Air­port, ca­pac­ity of this ex­panded ter­mi­nal may not be suf­fi­cient to han­dle the es­ti­mated do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­ger traf­fic be­yond 2015-16. There is a need for en­hanced fa­cil­i­ties to cater to the in­creased de­mand for pas­sen­ger travel. In or­der to es­tab­lish an In­ter­na­tional Civil Air Ter­mi­nal Com­plex, to cater for op­er­a­tion of civil flights to and from Chandi­garh

and for pro­vid­ing mod­ern ameni­ties of In­ter­na­tional stan­dards , Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia, Gov­ern­ment of Pun­jab and Gov­ern­ment of Haryana had en­tered into a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing in 2008 for set­ting up a Joint Ven­ture Com­pany for build­ing and op­er­at­ing the In­ter­na­tional Civil Air Ter­mi­nal Com­plex at Chandi­garh. The JV Com­pany CHANDI­GARH IN­TER­NA­TIONAL AIR­PORT LTD. (CHIAL) had thus al­ready ac­quired 306 Acres of land across the runway. Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia had started the con­struc­tion of new In­ter­na­tional Ter­mi­nal Build­ing in Aug. 2012 and com­pleted the same in May 2015 within sched­ule time.

The new ter­mi­nal project also in­cludes el­e­vated road to fa­cil­i­tate de­part­ing pas­sen­gers at first floor, in­ter­con­nected tun­nel for ser­vices, join­ing Ter­mi­nal Build­ing and Ser­vice Block. The project in­cludes ser­vice block hav­ing an area 5400 Sqm, one Sewage Treat­ment Plant (STP) of 600 KLD, which is based on en­vi­ron­ment friendly Ex­tended Aer­a­tion Tech­nol­ogy, and Wa­ter Treat­ment Plant (WTP) etc. The new Ter­mi­nal Build­ing project also in­cludes Rain Wa­ter Har­vest­ing and re-use of treated wa­ter for flush­ing and gar­den­ing, which is based on 4 star GRIHA rat­ing base of Govt. Of In­dia.

Con­struct­ing such a mag­nif­i­cent Ter­mi­nal Build­ing at a cost of Rs.65,000/per sq.mt. is a mile­stone in it­self which will pave a new way in the coun­try so far as the de­vel­op­ment of air­port in­fra­struc­ture is con­cerned and it will surely boost the over­all con­nec­tiv­ity for Tourism and Trade in the Coun­try.

Air side view of the new ter­mi­nal

In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Build­ing

Night aerial view

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