NA­TIONAL TOURISM AWARD 2013-14 FOR BEST AIR­PORT

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Swami Vivekananda Air­port, Raipur, is the win­ner of Na­tional Tourism Award 2013-14 for best Air­port in rest of In­dia Cat­e­gory. Swami Vivekananda Air­port Raipur is the win­ner of best Air­port award in rest of In­dia cat­e­gory at Na­tional Tourism Award cer­e­mony held in Vi­gyan Bhawan on Fri­day 18th Sep. 2015. The award was con­ferred by Pres­i­dent of In­dia Pranab Mukher­jee un­der dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of travel, tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity. Dr. Ma­hesh Sharma, Min­is­ter of State (In­de­pen­dent charge), for Tourism and Cul­ture & Civil Avi­a­tion, presided over the func­tion. It’s a co­in­ci­dence that the ter­mi­nal in­au­gu­rated by Pres­i­dent of In­dia Pranab Mukher­jee in Novem­ber 2012 was be­ing awarded best Air­port award in the coun­try. All the par­tic­i­pat­ing air­ports ex­cept 6 metro Air­ports (Delhi, Mum­bai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ben­galuru & Hyderabad) were ad­judged on seven pa­ram­e­ters--tourist­friendly in­fra­struc­ture, main­te­nance and up­keep, adap­ta­tion of eco-friendly prac­tices, avail­abil­ity of trans­port fa­cil­ity from the air­port to the near­est city cen­ter, dis­play of proper sig­nage at im­por­tant lo­ca­tions, fa­cil­i­ties for the dis­abled, and other rel­e­vant fea­tures. Dr. Ma­hesh Sharma com­pli­mented Air­port Di­rec­tor, Raipur, for keep­ing air­port main­te­nance at such a high level and as a green air­port in the coun­try. Shri Anuj Ag­grawal, Mem­ber (HR) & Shri G.K. Chaukiyal, Mem­ber (Oper­a­tions), Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia, were also present dur­ing the func­tion

Ch­hat­tis­garh is fast emerg­ing as an eco­nomic and in­dus­trial state of the coun­try and the civil avi­a­tion min­istry wants to con­struct an in­te­grated cargo com­plex at Raipur air­port if the state

gov­ern­ment pro­vides land. Swami Vivekananda Air­port is the only op­er­a­tional Air­port in the state of Ch­hat­tis­garh. The New In­te­grated Ter­mi­nal Build­ing is made of Glass and Steel Struc­ture equipped with world Class Pas­sen­ger Fa­cil­i­ties. The large vol­u­met­ric de­par­ture and the ar­rival lounges give a feel­ing of vast­ness and rich­ness to the struc­ture. The most vi­brant ar­eas like the de­par­ture lounge and the wait­ing ar­eas have been dis­tinc­tively pro­vided with re­lief and in­ter­est fea­tures like in­door land­scape, court­yard and wa­ter bod­ies, etc. The ap­pro­pri­ately de­signed mounds and con­tours be­have as vis­ual bar­ri­ers from the on­go­ing traf­fic move­ment. The first thing most pas­sen­gers upon ar­rival view is the gor­geous land­scaped ground in front of the Ter­mi­nal, which has been cre­ated in per­fect har­mony with the ex­ten­sive Green cover. The Air­port Author­ity of In­dia (AAI) en­deavor has re­sulted in an air­port with in­ter­na­tional class am­bi­ence and smooth air traf­fic tran­si­tion. Swami Vivekananda Air­port is now a vivid ex­am­ple of an ex­cep­tion­ally de­signed Air­port in the coun­try.

Pres­i­dent of In­dia, Pranab Mukher­jee, along with Dr. Ma­hesh Sharma, Min­is­ter of State for Civil Avi­a­tion, pre­sent­ing award to Anil Ku­mar Rai, for­mer Air­port Di­rec­tor, Raipur

Hon’ble min­is­ter fe­lic­i­tat­ing Anil Ku­mar Rai, for­mer Air­port Di­rec­tor

Award ded­i­cated to Sec­re­tary Civil Avi­a­tion, R.N. Choubey in the pres­ence of Arun Ku­mar (IAS), Jt. Sec. G.K. Chaukyal, M(OPS), Anuj Ag­gar­wal, Mem­ber HR

The fe­lic­i­ta­tion cer­e­mony

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