Agartala airport set to be 3rd international airport in Northeast

Agartala airport set to be 3rd international airport in Northeast


AGARTALA: Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport is all set to become Northeast’s third international airport as the Rs 438 crore project- which is under construction -- will be completed in March this year.

Airport Authority of India (AAI) informed that the construction work on the new integrated terminal building of MBB Airport has been completed and now the interior work is going on.

It was further informed by March 31, all the work would be completed.

“Through the MBB Airport, the state government is keen to begin air connectivity with Bangladesh and other neighbouring countries,” a senior AAI official said.

He said the new terminal has been designed to handle 1,000 domestic and 200 international passengers during peak hours, making it an annual handling capacity of three million passengers.

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The new airport apron has the capacity to park six aircraft at a time. With a built-up area of 30,000 square metre, the new terminal building would be equipped with 20 check-in counters, four-passenger boarding bridges, conveyor belts, and passenger-friendly modern facilities and amenities.

“Advanced intelligent building management systems have been used to optimize the consumption of energy,” the official added.

The MBB airport in Agartala is the second busiest in the Northeast after Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

Imphal Airport in Manipur was declared as an international airport three-and-a-half years ago.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jan 05, 2021