Tiruchi, June 26, 2018: Construction of a futuristic new international passenger terminal building for the fast growing Tiruchi international airport is set to begin soon with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) calling for tenders for the project.
The proposed two-level terminal building would come up adjoining the existing one at this non-metro airport with an elevated road along with an array of facilities. The blueprint has been drawn up by a French consultant engaged by the Airports Authority of India which has also provided the necessary logistical support in giving shape to the structural design of the new building.
“The blueprint has been finalised and tenders have now been called for selection of eligible agency for the construction,” a senior AAI official told The Hindu on Thursday. The design of the new terminal building has been drawn up taking into account the peak hour demand and anticipating growth of passenger traffic over the next 15 years according to aviationindia.net.
It would come up on an area exceeding 60,000 square metres on the site owned by the AAI adjoining the existing terminal building with basement and air-side corridor. The new building would come up at an estimated cost exceeding ₹ 621 crore. It would be a composite work which also includes IT and electromechanical works, said the official.
With the tenders having been floated, the AAI expects visit of prospective bidders to examine the proposed site next month or in August and to have a look at the blueprint of the structure. The new structure would also be environment – friendly and energy efficient besides conforming to the GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Norms, said the official.