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.

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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.

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