Maharashtra’s second-biggest city Pune is set to get an infrastructure boost as the new integrated terminal building at Lohegaon Airport is likely to be completed by September 2022.
The state-of-the-art facility built with a total budget of Rs 475 crore can handle 19 million passengers per annum, which is a considerable increase from the current capacity of a mere nine million passengers per annum.
“Nearly 61 per cent work of the project is complete and we expect to wind it up by September 2022. Once completed the building will increase the passenger capacity by two times and will be key in supporting the traffic growth. The expanded airport will provide a soothing, international travel experience for the flyers,” Pune Airport Director Santosh Dhoke told The Indian Express.
The expansion drive also includes a Rs 120 crore multi-level car park with a capacity for parking 1,024 vehicles.
“I have been following up the project for the last three years and it has seen fast progress. We will open up the new building by September 2022 to meet the growing demands from flyers from Pune and adjacent districts. It will be a swanky, state-of-the-art facility,” said Pune MP Girish Bapat, who heads the Airport Advisory Committee.