BELAGAVI AIRPORT: MOVING TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE
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The upgraded Belagavi Airport was inaugurated by Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka and Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation, on September 14, 2017. The ceremony took place in the august presence of Shri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs; Shri R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Large & Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Govt. of Karnataka; Shri D.K. Shivakumar, Minister of Energy, Govt. of Karnataka; Shri Ramesh L. Jarakiholi, Minister for Co-operation and Belagavi District incharge; Shri Suresh C. Angadi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha); Dr. Prabhakar Kore, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha); Shri Sanjay B. Patil, Member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly and Smt. Sanjyot Bandekar, Mayor, Belagavi City Corporation, as the guests of honour.
Belagavi is the second capital of the Govt. of Karnataka, housing the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha for the winter sessions of the state’s Legislative Assembly. Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Belagavi enjoys a cool, salubrious climate and is surrounded by natural beauty with rivers, hills and dense evergreen forests. The city is 502 km from Bengaluru and 200 km from the Goa Airport. It is one of the 20 cities selected in the first phase, for development as a smart city, under the Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission.
The new terminal building of the Belagavi Airport is a centrally airconditioned building, with an area of 3,600 square metres
and has the capacity to handle 300 peak hour passengers at a time. It has all the essential passenger-friendly amenities and conveniences. It is equipped with Cute-enabled check-in counters, baggage conveyors, elevator, a public address system, fire fighting and fire alarm system, Flight Information Display System (FIDS), CCTV, baggage scanners and car parking etc.
While inaugurating the upgraded terminal building, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation said, “Belagavi is an important city in the state of Karnataka. With the upgraded airport, the city is all set to cater to more air passengers from the region. Since Belagavi is among the first 20 cities being transformed into smart cities, this was a much-needed development.”
“It is a matter of pride for all of us that Belagavi is on the path of being developed into a smart city, this upgraded airport will play an important role in that transformation. The airport building is well attuned to the future growth and requirements,” said Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka.
The upgraded terminal building has several environment-friendly features, such as, a double insulated roofing system, provision of sky light system for energy savings, part LED lighting, low-heat gain glazing, energy efficient chillers, usage of fly ash bricks, sewage treatment plants, re-use of treated water for horticulture purposes, variable frequency drive high capacity motors, and all the green features complying with the Government’s initiatives towards a ‘Green India.’
Belagavi Airport, City-side view
Security Hold Area