Considering the growth in passenger traffic, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken the development work of the Civil enclave at Kanpur Airport with enhanced passenger facilities at a project cost of Rs 143.6 crore.
The development project includes constructing a new terminal building and apron suitable for parking three A-321 type of aircraft.
The development project is expected to be completed by 31 December 2022.
Built in an area of 6248 sq mt, the new terminal building of the civil enclave will be designed to process 300 passengers during peak hours.
Equipped with all modern passenger amenities, the terminal will have eight check-in counters, and conveyor belts for arriving passengers.
A parking area has also been planned for parking 150 cars. The terminal building will be a Four-Star GRIHA-rated energy-efficient building with sustainability features.
The terminal's façade will also reflect the local art and heritage of the place, inspired by the famous JK Temple of Kanpur.
Kanpur city is the commercial capital of Uttar Pradesh and the hub for Leather, Textile and Defense production. Also known for historical pilgrim places and various premier institutions, the city attracts air travellers in large numbers.
Currently, Kanpur Airport is directly connected to four cities Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Gorakhpur.
"The development of the civil enclave of Kanpur Airport with enhanced capacity will improve the connectivity to this City, giving impetus to the overall growth of the region," the Ministry of Civil Aviation said.
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