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Ministry plan to expand, modernise Kolkata airport


The Ministry for Civil Aviation has announced plans to expand and modernise the Netaji Subhaschandra Bose Airport at Kolkata.

As per the plan, the ministry has proposed to construct an integrated terminal building for domestic and international operations of 1,80,000 sq m area to handle 20 million passengers per annum (mppa).

The existing domestic terminal building of 4.06 mppa, will continue to be used with appropriate modifications. The existing 2nd runway is also proposed to be extended by 400 mtrs., under the plan.

Runway work is currently under execution. The work for construction of integrated terminal building has been awarded. The completion period of project work is estimated to be 30 months. Currently, Kolkata is available as point of call to the designated airlines of 48 countries.

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