AAI’s Tuticorin Airport upgradation costs around Rs. 381 cr

Airports Authority of India stated that it is initiating a project that includes widening the runway, constructing a new air traffic control tower, and a new terminal building

AAI’s Tuticorin Airport upgradation costs around Rs. 381 cr
Perspective View of Tuticorin Airport upgradation work

New Delhi: The domestic airport Tuticorin Airport to cater to the rising passenger traffic is undergoing major upgradation work. In September 2020, the Airports Authority of India stated that it is initiating a project that includes widening the runway, constructing a new air traffic control tower, and a new terminal building at a total cost of Rs 381 crore. 

AAI’s Tuticorin Airport has a Runway for A-321 type of aircraft

The project includes the extension of the Runway for the operation of the A-321 type of aircraft, construction of the new terminal building, and other associated works. Spread over an area of 13500 sqm, the new terminal building NITB will be able to handle 600 passengers during peak hours. 

AAI’s Tuticorin Airport to be operational in March 2023

It will be operationalised by March 2023. The new terminal building will cover an area of 13,530 square metres and will be able to handle 600 passengers during peak hours. Construction of a new ATC tower cum technical block, fire station, isolation bay, aprons and five aircraft parking bays for A-320 type aircraft is also part of the project.

Four-star GRIHA rated energy efficient building

The NITB will be equipped with all the modern facilities and passenger amenities with provision of two aerobridges along with car parking facilities and a new approach road. It will be a four-star GRIHA rated energy efficient building with sustainability features.