The construction work for the new terminal building is underway at Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna, Bihar. The airport authorities expect to complete the expansion work by March 2023.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) said, “Construction of a new terminal building is underway at AAI’s Patna airport. To meet the rising traffic growth along with passenger facilitation, the airport has begun working on its expansion. Targeted completion is March 2023 with the approved estimated cost of ₹698 crore.”
The building will be able to handle eight million passengers a year.
The upcoming terminal building at the airport will be equipped with 52 check-in counters, in-line baggage handling system, five conveyers for arriving passengers and five aerobridges. It will be a four-star Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) rated and an energy-efficient building.
The interiors will highlight the rich culture, art and heritage of Bihar.
The development of a multi-level car parking at Patna airport is also in progress. The parking will be connected with the departure level of the new terminal building through a link bridge for pedestrian movement.