Jharkhand gets festive gift from Airports Authority of India
The new terminal building, a project of Rs 138 crore spread over 19,676 sqm of land.
Nov 11, 2012
Source : The Times of India


RANCHI: Airport authorities have decided to throw open the new integrated terminal building at Birsa Munda Airport here for the people.

It will come as a festive gift for the fliers from Jharkhand who have so far been flying through the old terminal where portions of the false ceiling have come off many times in the past.

The new terminal building, a project of Rs 138 crore spread over 19,676 sqm of land, has been furnished with equipment imported from China, Germany and Singapore.

According to officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the airport has the strength to handle 500 domestic and 200 international passengers at a time.

Ranchi airport director RR Kumar said, "The stage is set for inauguration. Now the dates are being finalized."

AAI has decided to get the airport inaugurated just after Diwali.

Chief minister Arjun Munda and Union civil aviation minister Ajit Singh will be invited to inaugurate the terminal. The approach road issue of the airport will be solved before December as well. Ranchi deputy commissioner, AAI officials and Army official will sit for a meeting on Saturday to solve the issue.

If the road issue is not solved in time, AAI authorities will open an internal link road to the new airport.

The terminal building was to be opened in June but the non-construction of an approach road to the airport delayed the inauguration.

General manager (project) VVG Raju said, "The approach road issue will also be solved soon. Ranchi deputy commissioner is holding a meeting with army and AAI officials on Saturday for the purpose."

The new terminal building needs to be connected to the city for which 1 km approach road has to be constructed.

Construction works had begun 18 months ago, but it is yet to be completed as a unit of the Indian Army, situated nearby, had objected to it claiming that the land belonged to them.

An additional secretary of the defence ministry is likely to visit the site to give clearance for the construction of the approach road soon.

Ranchi DC Vinay Kumar Choubey said, "The high court has intervened into the matter and asked us to get the approach road constructed. Saturday's meeting will be useful for it."

Even if the district administration is not able to make any headway in the approach road issue, the AAI has decided to go ahead with making the new terminal building functional.

"An internal approach way, though temporary, will be provided to the new terminal building and thus it would be made functional," said GM Raju. He, however, did not specify the date for the development.

The new terminal building is advanced in many terms.

A 1200-tonne airconditioning system has been installed in the terminal which has two passenger boarding bridges, five escalators, six elevators, a larger baggage conveyer system brought from Singapore and a 750 KVA generator.

Along with four buses, 216 cars can be parked at the parking space of the new terminal building. The authorities have installed 50 CCTV cameras for the purpose of security.

Latest Realty News

Credai opposes government plan to allocate 35% housing for poor
Nov 08, 2012
NEW DELHI: CREDAI, the apex realtors' body, today strongly opposed the government's proposal for reserving 35 per cent of the housing units for poor, saying this would result in rise in prices for the middle-class people.
SBI makes it easier for you to shift home loan
Nov 08, 2012
State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest lender, has made it easier for home loans of other banks to swiftly flow into its books.
Home loan growth crashes to 5-month low due to surge in house prices
Nov 05, 2012
MUMBAI: Growth in home loans has slumped to a five-month low despite banks showering potential buyers with attractive schemes and lower rates due to soaring real estate prices.
ICICI Bank starts 'cash back' on home loan EMIs
Nov 05, 2012
ICICI Bank, the largest private sector lender, introduced on Friday a new housing loan product offering borrowers cash back on every equated monthly instalment (EMI) for the entire tenure of the loan.
Ranchi Municipal Corporation to install 1,250 new lights across Ranchi
Nov 04, 2012
RANCHI: The festival of lights will be brighter this year in the city. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation has plans to install 1,250 extra lights in areas where there's little illumination. Over 600 lights have already been installed in the HEC area and in around 13 wards.
Ficci seeks revisit of proposed Land Acquisition Bill
Nov 02, 2012
NEW DELHI: Industry body Ficci today said the government should relook at certain clauses of the proposed Land Acquisition Bill such as role of state governments and the entitlements for the private sector, prior to placing it before the Cabinet.
Railways to lease 3,700 acre land in next 2-3 years
Nov 02, 2012
MUMBAI: Indian Railways plans to lease land parcels spread over 1,500 hectare (3,700 acre) in the next two-three years to earn more than Rs 5,500 crore, a senior official told.
Union Cabinet clears amendments to aid construction workers
Nov 01, 2012
New Delhi: Giving more teeth to two laws dealing with welfare of construction workers, the Union Cabinet today approved amendments which among other things eases some restrictions for availing benefits.
PE investment in realty sector drops by 15% in Jan-Sept 2012
Oct 30, 2012
NEW DELHI: Private equity investment in the real estate sector declined by 15 per cent in the first three quarters of 2012 calendar year to Rs 3,500 crore compared with the year-ago period, according to global property consultant Cushman and Wakefield.
Local bodies in India must be made responsible for urban planning
Oct 29, 2012
The 2012-13 edition of UN Habitat’s State of the World’s Cities report, released two weeks ago, measures the prosperity of cities. Reactions thus far refer to the prosperity index and how Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad or Bangalore rank.

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's