A new cargo terminal at Bhubaneswar airport
The airport authority has submitted a proposal for the same. By creating a modern cargo terminal, the airport will be able to handle 3,500 metric tonnes incoming and 7,500 metric tonnes outgoing cargo per annum.
The civil aviation ministry is keen on setting up a modern cargo terminal at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. If the hub is created, the airport will be able to handle 3,500 metric tonnes (MTs) incoming and 7,500 MTs outgoing cargo per annum.
The airport authorities have submitted a proposal mentioning the volume of cargo handled by two carriers - Air India and Indigo Airlines.
"We are looking for a suitable site to set up the hub. The cargo centre might have a cold storage in future considering that certain cargo might need such facility,” said
Sharad Kumar, Airport Director.
The airport’s Assistant Manager (technical) Pandurang
Hari Bhangale said that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will conduct a pre-feasibility study. The officials will take note of present volume of cargo and see whether it can be increased substantially. With GoAir, another domestic carrier, starting operations from October 26 this year, cargo volume would go up.