Pawar dedicates renovated Nagpur airport to nation

April 15th, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by admin  

Nagpur, April 14 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Monday dedicated to the nation the renovated and expanded Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport here and said it would be handed over to the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) “very soon”. The once lack-lustre, low-passenger-volume airport has metamorphosed into a swanky airport with a 17,500 sq-m wide terminal building equipped with all world class facilities to handle huge domestic and international air traffic.

The airport, which already handles 210 flights a week including four international ones, will be the pivotal point of the upcoming Multi-modal International Hub Airport, Nagpur (MIHAN), project being executed in conjunction with a multi-product Special Economic Zone.

The renovated, centrally air-conditioned concrete glass and steel airport will be complete with escalators, 20 check-in and immigration points, duty free shop, a round-the-clock snacks bar and an internet caf

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