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PM Modi Inaugurates New Integrated Terminal Building at Port Blair Airport | indian news

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated on Tuesday the integrated terminal building of the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair.
The new facility, built at a cost of around Rs 710 crore, will play a key role in improving connectivity to the island. With a total built-up area of ‚Äč‚Äčaround 40,800 square meters, the building will be capable of handling around 50 lakh passengers per year.
“The new integrated terminal building at Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair will improve the ease of traveling and doing business, as well as strengthen connectivity.” PM mode saying.
The project also carries subtle political messages: the new terminal is named after Veer Savarkar and symbolizes vikas (development), after a historical figure whose memory was insulted in the past when the BJP was not in power.
The three-story building will be equipped with 28 check-in counters, three passenger boarding bridges and four conveyor belts.
The architectural design of the airport terminal resembles a shell-shaped structure, representing the sea and islands.
Addressing the nation after virtually inaugurating the new terminal building, Prime Minister
The new airport terminal building has a number of sustainability features, such as a double-insulated roof system to reduce heat gain, skylights to provide maximum sunlight entry during the day to reduce the use of artificial light inside the building, LED lighting and low heat gain glazing. added.
Rainwater harvesting in an underground water tank, an on-site wastewater treatment plant with 100 percent treated wastewater reused for landscaping, and a 500 KW capacity solar power plant are just a few. other features of the terminal building to ensure a minimal negative impact on the islands. ‘ atmosphere.
The spacious new integrated terminal building will boost air traffic and help improve tourism in the region, the PMO said, adding that it will also help create better job opportunities for the local community and boost the economy of the region.
– With agency inputs

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