Trichy Airport undergoing up-gradation to offer better services
Trichy Airport terminal will be an energy-efficient building with sustainable features
New Delhi. 02 May 2022: Airports Authority of India has undertaken the expansion work of Trichy Airport which includes the Construction of a New Integrated Passenger Terminal Building, a new Apron, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower, and up-gradation of Airside facilities to cater for the growing passenger traffic and reduce congestion during peak hours at the airport.
Trichy Airport: Total cost of the new terminal building
According to a press release from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the new terminal building being constructed at the cost of Rs.951.28 Crores has been designed to process 2900 passengers during peak hours. Equipped with 48 check-in counters and 10 boarding bridges, the terminal will be an energy-efficient building with sustainable features.
With an area of 75000 sq m, the new terminal building has been designed as an iconic structure of dynamic and dramatic building form with a majestic roof. The interiors of the building reflect the colours and culture of the city through materials and textures in a contemporary manner.
The intuitive form of the new terminal will create a unique architectural identity in the southern region and will add a new dimension to the terminal design.
Strong references to the local culture and traditional architecture will be expressed by the building’s architecture. Arriving and departing passengers will sense this identity and reference to the place.
The airport expansion project also includes a new apron, associated taxiways, and an isolation bay to make the airport suitable for Multiple Apron Ramp systems i.e. five wide-body (Code E) or 10 narrow-body aircraft (Code C). Other than this, the construction of a Control Room, supporting Equipment Rooms, Terminal RADAR, RADAR simulation, Automation facilities, VHF, AAI offices and Meteorological offices are also part of the project. The project also includes a four-lane elevated access road connecting the Terminal Building to the city.
According to the press release, more than 75% of the construction work for the terminal building is completed and the project will be ready by April 2023. Trichy is the second largest airport in International Passenger Traffic next to Chennai & Coimbatore. The development of Aviation Infrastructure will ensure enhanced air connectivity for the people of Trichy and the surrounding area in Tamil Nadu.