The new passenger terminal at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata will be inaugurated today by President Pranab Mukherjee. The Rs 1,800-crore modernisation project has been executed by ITD Cementation and its parent, Italian-Thai Development Public Co Ltd, Thailand.

The integrated passenger terminal will now be capable of handling 20 million flyers a year. from 7.46 million passengers earlier. The terminal will have a covered area of 2.33 lakh square metres. The airport will now handle an Airbus 380, while earlier it could not handle aircraft larger than a Boeing 747.

An additional 11 parking bays have been added to the existing 12. .

The can handle 7,452 passengers per hour as compared to 2,850 passengers earlier.

ITD has built the Suvarnabhumi International Airport at Bangkok, the Mandalay International Airport at Myanmar, the Don Muang (Bangkok) International Terminal Expansion and the Ahmedabad Airport.

(This article was published on January 19, 2013)
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