The new terminal of Trichy Airport is costing Rs 951 crore for which PM Modi laid the foundation stone in 2019.
75 percent work of the airport expansion project is complete and the new terminal will be ready by April 2023.
The construction of the new integrated passenger terminal at Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) Airport will be completed by April 2023.
PM Modi laid the foundation stone for constructing a new terminal building on 10 February 2019.
Trichy is an ancient city in Tamil Nadu located on the banks of River Kaveri. Sri Rangam island, the sacred Hindu pilgrimage centre famous for Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, is located on Trichy’s outskirts in the middle of River Kaveri.
With an area of 75,000 sq m, the new terminal building is under construction at the cost of Rs 951 crore and has been designed to process 2,900 passengers during peak hours.
Equipped with 48 check-in counters and ten boarding bridges, the terminal is planned as an energy-efficient building with sustainable features.
According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, more than 75 per cent of the construction work for the terminal building is complete.
Airports Authority of India has undertaken the expansion work of Trichy Airport with a new terminal, a new apron, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, and the upgradation of Airside facilities to cater for the growing passenger traffic and reduce congestion during peak hours.
The expansion project includes a four-lane elevated access road connecting the terminal building to the city.
It must be noted that Trichy airport is the largest airport in terms of international passenger traffic after Chennai and Coimbatore.
The development of aviation infrastructure will ensure enhanced air connectivity for the people of Trichy and surrounding areas in Tamil Nadu. It also makes the journey to Sri Rangam easy and comfortable.