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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on October 19 said that a new airport terminal building would be constructed with all modern facilities at Imphal International Airport.

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The authority also said that the new-constructed airport – Donyi Polo Airport at Hollongi near Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh would be operational soon.

AAI regional executive director Sanmukh Jugani informed media persons at a conference in Guwahati that the construction of a new integrated terminal building (NITB) with technical block and air traffic control tower and apron-linked taxiway and associated city works would be taken up at the Imphal International Airport, Manipur.

He also said the cost of the project is about Rs 500 crore and the new terminal building at Imphal airport will be spread over 22,000 sq m, which will have world-class passenger facilities. Work has already been awarded and it is expected to be completed in 24 months.

The new integrated terminal building will be able to cater to around 800 passengers during peak-hour flight operations, according to the executive director. The annual passenger capacity of the new integrated terminal building will be around 2.5 million passengers per annum.

The new ATC tower and technical block at Imphal airport will be a six-storey building of 40-meter height. He also added the service building of the airport will be built over 2,152 sq m. A new apron and taxiways will also be built with total number of eight stands for Code-C type aircraft: Airbus A 320 and Boeing 737.

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The executive director also said that Donyi Polo Airport at Hollongi would be operational soon.

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