Guwahati airport to handle 1 crore passengers annually from 2022: Official

The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati will be able to handle 1 crore passengers annually after the under-construction Rs 1,232-crore project ends by 2022, officials said.

Officials of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said that the Guwahati airport currently handles over 60 lakh passengers annually and the under-construction terminal building would be capable of handling 4,300 domestic and 200 international passengers per day and about 1 crore passengers annually.

“Equipped with 64 check-in counters, 20 self-check in kiosks, six baggage carousels, in-line baggage security screening system and 10 aero-bridges, the new terminal would be an energy efficient building,” an official said on October 7.

With a total built up area of 1,02,500 sqm, the new terminal would have two levels, arrival at the lower/apron level and departure at the upper level.

The AAI officials said that to meet the futuristic demands of Guwahati and add to the infrastructural development of the expanding city, the government has undertaken the new integrated terminal building project.

“More than 38 per cent of the project work has been completed and the new terminal building is scheduled to be ready by June, 2022. Serving one of the fastest growing cities in India, the Guwahati airport also has connectivity with the South-East Asia region and is going to attract more passengers in the coming years,” an AAI release said.

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