Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International
Airport is set to get a New Integrated Terminal Building by 2021.
foundation stone for the building, which will be built at a cost of Rs 1, 232
crores, was laid by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju and
Assam chief minister Sarbanada Sonowal.
proposed New Integrated Terminal Building spread over 90000 square metre will
be equipped with world-class passenger facilities and will have the capacity to
handle 3100 passengers during peak hour. The interiors of the building will
depict local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of Assam.
terminal building will conform to GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat
Assessment) 4-Star rating. The infrastructure will have green areas within and
outside connecting passengers to nature. A small internal forest feature,
bamboo artifact and a craft village are integrated into the overall design,
highlighting the rich ethos and culture of the Northeastern region of India.
efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for flushing
and horticulture purpose, rain-water harvesting with sustainable urban drainage
system and use of efficient water fixtures would be a few other green features
of the project.
integrated terminal building will have 64 check-in counters, 20 self-check-in
kiosks, eight immigration counters, eight custom counters, six arrival
carousels, 10 escalators, one travellator, 25 elevators, 16 self-baggage drop
counters and 20 aircraft parking bays among others.
addressing the audience during the ceremony, Raju said that the new building is
going to comply with all prevalent green-features and will help cater to the
expanding air traffic from the region.
on the airport project being handled by the Airports Authority of India,
Sonowal said, “Guwahati, the largest city of Assam and North East of India, and
one of the fastest growing cities in India is on its way to transform into a
smart city. Today is an important day for Guwahati and Assam. The new airport
being constructed by AAI will surely meet the futuristic demands of Guwahati and
will further add to the infrastructural development of this expanding city.”