According to the airport officials, the new terminal building of Pune airport has completed 65%. The work was slated to complete by September 2022. The current work progress would make the new Pune airport terminal building operational by January 2023.
“The work of the new terminal building is in full swing, and by September this year, the work will be completed. After that, passenger amenities and other in-house work will be undertaken, so by January next year, the building will be commissioned for operational use,” Santosh Doke, Pune airport Director, said to Hindustan Times.
The ongoing infrastructure development works will enhance the overall amenities at Pune airport, especially by adding a space for 200 cars. The expansion works are currently managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
“To solve the parking issue of the passengers and relatives coming to drop or pick up, we have currently taken land on lease at the entrance of the airport. It has a capacity of 100 cars and also parking for two-wheelers. As the passenger footfall and daily flight operations are likely to increase this year, there is a need for better infrastructure and more passenger facilities to operate from the airport,” added Doke.
Expansion works at Pune airport estimated at Rs 820 crores
The expansion works of Pune airport was started in December 2018, for an estimated cost of Rs 400 crores for the new terminal building. The value to construct a multi-level car parking space is estimated at Rs 120 crore and a new cargo complex at the cost of about Rs 300 crore.
The new terminal building will cover around 40,000 square metres towards the eastern side of the existing terminal building. While the size of the current terminal building is 22,300 square metres, once the new terminal building comes up, the total size of the airport will be 64,300 square metres. The new terminal building would comprise five new aerobridges. ITD Cementation India Ltd undertakes the work of new integrated terminal building, and Egis, a company based in France, is appointed as a consultant for the work of new terminal building.