MP's Jabalpur airport to get Rs 412-cr upgradation; runway to be extended to facilitate landing of big aircraft

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The MP government handed over 468.43 acres of land to AAI for development work in 2015, total land measuring to 775 acres

Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur airport will be upgraded spending over Rs 400 crore to provide better services to the rising air travellers in the region. The airport overhaul is expected to give a big boost to tourism in the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh.

The upgradation work undertaken at the airport includes construction of new terminal building, ATC tower and technical block, fire station category VII, other buildings and extension of runway and associated works.

The Madhya Pradesh government handed over 468.43 acres of land to AAI for development work in 2015, total land measuring to 775 acres.

The new terminal building equipped with world-class passenger facilities will have the capacity to handle 500 passengers during peak hours.

Apart from the construction of new terminal building, the upgradation work with project cost of Rs 412 crores also include extension of runway to make airport suitable for operation of Airbus 320 type of aircraft, construction of 32-metre-high new ATC tower and technical block (G+2) with all modern facilities, fire station (Category-VII) and other ancillary buildings like utility block, gate house etc.

Spread over an area of 1,15,180 sq ft, the terminal building will have three aerobridges, advanced baggage screening system, modern food court in the landscape area and well-planned car parking for more than 250 cars and buses.

The proposed terminal building will welcome the passengers with glimpses of vibrant Gond paintings, local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh.

The new building will be built with eco-friendly sustainable material and equipped with solar plant and energy efficient equipment.

An efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for horticulture purposes and rain water harvesting system with sustainable urban drainage system are few other green features of the airport upgradation project

The project is expected to be completed by December next year and the new terminal building is likely to be commissioned by March, 2022. 

Gateway to the tourist attractions like Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, marble cliffs and waterfalls at nearby Bhedaghat, the airport serves the whole of eastern Madhya Pradesh, especially the Mahakaushal region.

The new upgraded Jabalpur airport will play a pivotal role in the development of Jabalpur city and will boost growing tourism industry in the region.      

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