Patel to lay foundation stone for Chandigarh Airport's new termina

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New Delhi, Jan 3 (UNI) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel will lay the foundation stone for the construction of a new Integrated Terminal Building at the Chandigarh Airport tomorrow.

He will also be present at the signing of an MoU for the development of an International Civil Air Terminal Complex at Mohali.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has major plans to develop a civil enclave at Chandigarh to international standards. The Punjab government has been asked to provide 300 acres of land, identified on the other side of runway with independent access from the city side.

As per the plan, the AAI is to construct an international terminal building having modular design to cater for 700 passengers with four passenger-boarding bridges.

Construction of apron for parking 3 in contact and 8 remote parking stands for wide-bodied jet aircraft, building a 3-link taxiways, parallel taxi track, cargo complex and hangers of Flying Club activities are the other features of the plan.

In addition, it will construct a runway extension, if required, subject to availability of land from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the AAI and Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is to be signed at Chandigarh for the development of international civil air terminal complex at Mohali.

A joint venture (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 at Mohali (Chandigarh), including city side development.

The GMADA would acquire the required land from the Punjab government and hand it over to the JV Company.

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