Guwahati airport gets new cargo terminal
To cater to a rise in cargo movement to and from the Northeast, Guruprasad
Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI), laid the foundation stone for Common User Domestic Cargo Terminal-II (CUDCT) at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport. The airport will get its second cargo terminal for enabling the cargo movement. Senior AAI officials and airline representatives were also present at the ceremony. The cargo complex includes enhancing the air cargo capacity of the airport to 12,000 MT annually. This cargo terminal is scheduled to be completed by next year. Guwahati airport, being the major airport of the Northeast, has witnessed a growth in cargo movement at a compound annual growth rate of 18 per cent for the last 10 years. Inbound cargo at the airport stands at 11,300 MT, while the outbound cargo stands at 5,700 MT in 2016-17. CUDCT-I was commissioned in December 2017, which has state-of-the-art facilities such as dedicated cold storage, valuable storage, modern X-ray machine and an electronic weighing machine, to cater to the emerging potential of perishable cargo, e-commerce and general air cargo.