AAI`s Pune airport

to get New Terminal Building with enhanced capacity

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 21 : In order to cater the continuous surge in passenger traffic and ease congestion at the airport, AAI has undertaken the construction work for a New Integrated Terminal Building at Pune Airport

AAI`s Pune airport to get New Terminal Building

New terminal building

The swanky new terminal building will be able to process 2300 passengers (1700 Domestic & 600 International) during peak hours

Equipped with five boarding bridges, 34 Check-in Counters and In-line Baggage handling system, the terminal will be an energy efficient building with 4-Star GRIHA Rating.

AAI`s Pune airport to get New Terminal Building Time travel


Time travel

What is time travel? Inevitably, it involves a discrepancy between time and time. Any traveller departs and then arrives at his destination; the time elapsed from departure to arrival…is the duration of the journey. But if he is a time traveller, the separation in time between departure and arrival does not equal the duration of his journey.…How can it be that the same two events, his departure and his arrival, are separated by two unequal amounts of time?…I reply by distinguishing time itself, external time as I shall also call it, from the personal time of a particular time traveller: roughly, that which is measured by his wristwatch. His journey takes an hour of his personal time, let us say…But the arrival is more than an hour after the departure in external time, if he travels toward the future; or the arrival is before the departure in external time…if he travels toward the past. This correctly excludes Waiting—where the length of the 'journey' precisely matches the separation between 'arrival' and 'departure'—and Crystal, where there is no journey at all—and it includes Doctor. It has trouble with Gödel, however—because when the overall structure of spacetime is as twisted as it is in the sort of case Gödel imagined, the notion of external time ("time itself") loses its grip.


Another definition of time travel that one sometimes encounters in the literature (Arntzenius, 2006, 602) (Smeenk and Wüthrich, 2011, 5, 26) equates time travel with the existence of CTC's: closed timelike curves. A curve in this context is a line in spacetime; it is timelike if it could represent the career of a material object; and it is closed if it returns to its starting point (i.e. in spacetime—not merely in space). This now includes Gödel—but it excludes Einstein. The lack of an adequate definition of 'time travel' does not matter for our purposes here. It suffices that we have clear cases of (what would count as) time travel—and that these cases give rise to all the problems that we shall wish to discuss. Some authors (in philosophy, physics and science fiction) consider 'time travel' scenarios in which there are two temporal dimensions (e.g. Meiland (1974)), and others consider scenarios in which there are multiple 'parallel' universes—each one with its own four-dimensional spacetime (e.g. Deutsch and Lockwood (1994)). There is a question whether travelling to another version of 2001 (i.e. not the very same version one experienced in the past)—a version at a different point on the second time dimension, or in a different parallel universe—is really time travel, or whether it is more akin to Virtual. In any case, this kind of scenario does not give rise to many of the problems thrown up by the idea of travelling to the very same past one experienced in one's younger days. It is these problems that form the primary focus of the present entry, and so we shall not have much to say about other kinds of 'time travel' scenario in what follows.

"The glare filled the cockpit like a passenger, until every piece of metal, every crag and cog, was illuminated, until the very metal itself glared back, and might've blinded the eyes of the sun." —― Dean F. Wilson, Hopebreaker

Passengers' delight

To provide a delightful experience to the passengers, 32000 Sq. ft. space for provision of for F&B and retail outlets has also been provisioned inside the airport.Construction of a huge canopy on the city side of the existing building & new buildingis part of the project, which will give a magnificent look to the airport from city side.

Current status
work at site

The project

The project also includes construction of service yard of 3800sq.m, Underground Tank of capacity 10 Lakh litre, Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) of capacity 1130 Kilo liters per day (KLD), and landscape area of 12000sq.m on city side beyond the canopy.

Passengers' convenience

To enhance the passengers' convenience, a Multi- Level Car Park (Ground plus three storeyed +2 basementfloors) with a cost of Rs. 120 crore is also under construction. With the parking capacity of 1024 cars, the facility will be connected to the departure area of existing building with a sky bridge with provision of escalators & elevator at building side for dropping/ going up. The work for Multi-Level Car Park (MLCP) is likely to be completed by April, 2022.

Current status of NITB work at site

More than 40% of the work is completed and the new building is likely to be completed by March,2022.The revamped terminal building will enable the airport to handlegrowing passenger traffic and ease the congestion inside the terminal.