Indore airport to get domestic air cargo facility
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received bids from five companies for the license to run the domestic air cargo facility, which would also include a cold storage area for stocking perishable goods such as fruits, vegetables, flowers and processe
The Indore airport is soon to get its own air cargo facility with five companies sending their bids to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the license to run it.
Manoj Chansoria, Director, Indore Airport said, “Once the contract is awarded, the successful bidder will have 90 days time to launch the cargo facility, so it should become operational in about three months.”
The common user domestic air cargo terminal will make it easier for companies in the region to ship goods, especially perishable goods, to other parts of the country. “A portion of the old terminal building, about 500 sqm, has been earmarked for the domestic cargo terminal. As per rough estimates, the terminal should handle about 20-22 tonnes of cargo daily,” he added.
The successful bidder of the tender will have to pay a fixed license fee of 5.24 lakh per month apart from utility charges and royalty, as applicable.
The airport had last month launched a tempo- rary cargo service by setting up a common user cargo terminal, which was used by passenger airlines to carry small amounts of cargo on board. Airlines are allowed to accept bookings to ship cargo after arranging for an operator for the shipment. A temporary cargo office has also been set up in the new terminal building.