Suresh Prabhu lays foundation stone

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 13 : Jabalpur Airport is getting upgraded to provide better services to the air passengers of the region. The Foundation stone for the upgradation of Jabalpur airport was laid by Mr Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation today in the presence of Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation.

Mr Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation at foundation stone laying for the upgradation of Jabalpur airport in the presence of Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister State for Civil Aviation and other dignitaries at Jabalpur Airport, Madhya Pradesh

The ceremony was held in the dignified presence of Mr Sharad Jain, Minister of State for Public Health & Family Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Mr Rakesh Singh, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Mr Sushil Tiwari "Indu", Member of Legislative Assembly, Panagarh (M.P), Mr Ashok Rohani, Member of Legislative Assembly, Jabalpur Cantt., Dr. (Smt.) Swati Sadanand Godbole, Mayor, Jabalpur and Mr Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR & Planning), Airports Authority of India at Jabalpur Airport.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) under the guidance of the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to develop airport infrastructure in the country. Jabalpur is a growing industrial city with promising tourism options. AAI anticipated the rise in passenger trafficand consequently proposed the expansion plan to accommodate larger aircraft and upgradation of the terminalwith modern facilities.

Jabalpur Airport will be developed at a total cost of Rs. 413 Crores.The newly transformed airport will include construction of New Domestic Passenger Terminal building with enhanced peak hour handing capacity of 500 passengers from existing 150 passengers.With increased runway length of 2750 mtrs. with turningpad, the airport will be suitable for operations of A-320 type of aircraft.

The proposed Terminal Building with an area of 9350 Sqm. will welcome the passengers with world-class facilities and glimpses of vibrant Gond paintings, local handicrafts, murals and popular tourist destinations of Madhya Pradesh.

The new building will be built with eco-friendly sustainable material and equipped with Solar photovoltaic system and energy efficient equipment. An efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for horticulture purposes and rain water harvesting system with Sustainable Urban Drainage System are few other green features of the airport upgradation project. The new upgraded Jabalpur airport will play a pivotal role in the development of Jabalpur city and will boost growing tourism industry in the region.