Praful Patel to lay foundation stone for Chandigarh Airport terminal

January 3rd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel will lay the foundation stone for the construction of a new Integrated Terminal Building at the Chandigarh Airport tomorrow.
Patel will also be present at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of a international civil air terminal complex at Mohali.
The MoU will be signed between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).
A JV Company with 51 per cent equity stake of AAI and 49 per cent equity stake of GMADA will be formed to develop and operate an international civil air terminal including city side development in the state of Punjab.
GMDA will acquire the required land from the State Government of Punjab and hand it over to the JV Company.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has plans to develop a civil enclave at Chandigarh matching international standards.
The Punjab Government has been requested to give approximately 300 acres of land, identified on the other side of runway with independent access from the city side.
The AAI has planned several facilities including construction of an international terminal building, having a modular design, and to catering to 700 passengers with four passenger-boarding bridges, construction of apron for parking three in contact and eight remote parking stands for wide-bodied jet aircraft, construction of three link taxiways, parallel taxi track, cargo complex and hangers of flying club activities and runway extension, if required subject to availability of land from IAF and UT Chandigarh. (ANI)

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