Kolkata airport terminal building completed
The new integrated passenger terminal at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport in Kolkata has been successfully completed by the ITD Cementation joint venture. The project will be inaugurated on January 20, 2013.
The Rs1800-crore modernisation work has been executed by the joint venture of ITD Cementation India with its parent, Italian-Thai Development Public, Thailand (ITD). The integrated passenger terminal now has a capacity to handle an annual traffic of 20 million passengers (earlier capacity being 7.46 million passengers per annum).
The new airport terminal has a covered area of 2.33 lakh sq. m. The airport has been designed to handle an Airbus 380, while earlier it could handle aircraft not larger than a Boeing 747. An additional 11 parking bays have been added to the existing 12, thereby increasing the total number of parking bays to 23.
The integrated passenger terminal departure facilities include 48 international and 80 domestic check-in counters; 38 immigration counters; 23 international and 33 domestic security gates with frisking booths. The arrival area has 40 immigration counters; 26 conveyor belts; 6 customs counters and 18 aerobridges.
The integrated passenger terminal can handle 7452 passengers per hour as compared to
2850 passengers earlier.
ITD has got the experience of building major airports such as Suvarnabhumi International Airport at Bangkok; Mandalay International Airport, Myanmar; Don Muang (Bangkok) International Terminal Expansion and Ahmedabad Airport.