Greenfield Airport in Rajkot to be functional by 2023 end
Greenfield Airport in Rajkot to be functional by 2023 end

NEW DELHI: In a bid to cater to the growing population of the 4th largest city of Gujarat and the increasing flow of air traffic in the region, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken the work for constructing a new Greenfield Airport in Rajkot scheduled to be functional by the end of 2023.

Airports Authority of India officials said that the terminal will be equipped with state-of-the-art passenger amenities, 4 boarding bridges, 3 conveyor belts and 20 check-in counters along with state-of-art firefighting and fire alarm systems.
With a project outlay of Rs 1,405 crore, the new airport is focused to be a transportation hub for people traveling abroad from the state. The airport will be developed with modern facilities and conveniences for the travelers. With a 3,040 metre-long runway, the airport will be able to serve Airbus321 type of aircraft and the apron will be suitable for parking of 14 planes.

With a total built-up area of 23,000 sqm, the terminal building will be capable of handling 1,800 passengers during peak hours.The location is approximately 30 kms from Rajkot city and on the Rajkot-Ahmadabad highway. 

The city-side area of the airport is also being developed for adequate parking facilities for cars, taxis and buses along with landscaping, the officials said. The building will depict various art forms including dandiya dance through its dynamic external facade and splendid interiors.

The facade design of the terminal building is influenced from the existing palaces of Rajkot like the Ranjit Vilas Palace, integrating traditional elements into a contemporary form.

The work for terminal building is in progress and the airport will be ready for operations by December 2023.

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