Leh Airport or Kushok Bakula Rimpochee in North India has been allotted an investment of ₹200 crore for the construction of a new terminal. Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Ganapathi Raju had tweeted the news last week.
Known for its scenic beauty, the district of Leh-Ladak has been seeing an increase in passenger traffic year after year. Currently the airport has just one domestic terminal (3,600 sqm) with two boarding gates. It handles 250 passengers per hour and has three operating airlines — Air India, Jet Airways and GoAir.
As of now, no details on what the new terminal will offer, have been announced, except that it will increase the passenger handling capacity. In the last financial year, the airport managed 3,434 aircraft movements and received a little more than four lakh passengers.