AAI in­au­gu­rates New Ter­mi­nal Build­ing at Vi­jayawada Air­port

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Vi­jayawada Air­port (IATA: VGA, ICAO: VOBZ) lo­cated at Gan­navaram, Andhra Pradesh is a do­mes­tic air­port with ex­ist­ing Run­way 08/26 of di­men­sion 2286m X 45m, with ILS at run­way 26, suit­able for op­er­a­tion of AB-320 type of air­craft in all weather con­di­tions. The apron is suit­able for park­ing 4 nos. AB-320 type of air­craft and 2 nos. ATR72-500 type of air­craft. The ex­ist­ing Pas­sen­ger Ter­mi­nal build­ing with an area of 3200 sqm is suit­able to han­dle 250 peak hour pas­sen­gers. It con­nects the cities of Hy­der­abad, Ban­ga­lore, Coim­bat­ore, Chen­nai, Delhi, Visakha­p­at­nam, Tiru­pati and Kadapa. The air­port is lo­cated 13.5 km from the city, on Na­tional High­way 16 con­nect­ing Chen­nai to Kolkata. Its run­way was ex­tended in 2011, al­low­ing for the op­er­a­tion of big­ger air­craft. The air­port will also serve Amar­a­vati, the pro­posed cap­i­tal of Andhra Pradesh. The city is lo­cated on the banks of the river Kr­ishna and is well con­nected to other re­gions by road, rail and air. It has the sec­ond busiest rail­way junc­tion in In­dia and the sec­ond big­gest bus ter­mi­nus in Asia. As the com­mer­cial cap­i­tal of Andhra Pradesh, Vi­jayawada is po­lit­i­cally ac­tive, so­ci­o­log­i­cally dom­i­nant, agri­cul­tur­ally rich and is an in­dus­trial trans­porta­tion hub. Con­se­quent to the

Un­veil­ing the plaque

Ground Break­ing Cer­e­mony Shri Nara Chan­drababu Naidu, Chief Min­is­ter, Andhra Pradesh in­au­gu­rat­ing the New Tran­sit Ter­mi­nal at Vi­jayawada Air­port along with Shri M. Venka­iah Naidu, Union Min­is­ter of Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Hous­ing & Ur­ban Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion, Shri P. Ashok Ga­jap­athi Raju, Union Civil Aviation Min­is­ter and Shri Ban­daru Dat­ta­treya, Union Min­is­ter of State of Labour & Em­ploy­ment. Also seen are Shri RN Choubey, Sec­re­tary(ca), Dr. Gu­ruprasad Mo­ha­p­a­tra, Chair­man, AAI and other dig­ni­taries

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