To boost regional connectivity across the country, the statutory body under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has announced a new ‘civil enclave’ at Chakeri Airport in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The new terminal building at the airport will be well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for a smooth travel experience. There will be eight check-in counters, an in-line baggage handling system and two conveyors belts.

AAI has said that the terminal will be a 4-star GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) rated energy-efficient building.

“With a passenger handling capacity of 300, the Chakeri Airport terminal will spread across over 6,218 sqm area. The airport will be suitable for parking of three A-321 type aircraft and a car parking area that can accommodate up to 150 vehicles,” said AAI.

The new terminal building is being developed at an approximate cost of ₹168 crore.

Recently, AAI has announced several new developments to strengthen air travel within the country. This includes Leh and Patna airport getting new terminal, and civil aviation operations soon taking off from Darbhanga airport in Bihar.