Airports Authority of India [AAI] responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure, is back in the limelight. On the 4th of December, AAI released a statement on Twitter stating that Vijayawada Airport is all prepped and ready to get a new Integrated Terminal building.

In its official statement, the Airports Authority of India wrote:

“@aaivjaairport [Vijayawada Airport] is all set to get a New Integrated Terminal Building with passenger-friendly features.”

The building spanning an area of 35000 sqm is said to include modern facilities like Public Addressing System, a centrally controlled Air-conditioning, and baggage handling systems, carousels for claiming arrival baggage. Additionally, it will be equipped with facilities like Check-in Counters with Common Use Terminal Equipment [CUTE] and Flight Information Display System [FIDS]. The construction of the new Integrated Terminal will be taken care of by the Airports Authority of India.

Describing the features of the terminal in a separate Twitter post, the Airports Authority of India wrote:

“Sprawled over 35000 Sqm, @aaivjaairport’s [Vijaywada Airport’s] new Integrated Terminal Building of – a gateway to the state of Andhra Pradesh – is a steel & glass structure with state-of-the-art passenger friendly facilities & peak hour handling capacity of 1200 passengers.”

The Bhumi Pujan took place in the hands of the Hon. Vice President of India, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu at 5 pm on December 4th. Accompanying him at the ceremony were N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Civil Aviation, Jayanth Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, BJP MP, Hazaribagh and other officials.

Hon. Vice President of India, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu performing Bhumi Pujan | Source: Twitter
Hon. Vice President of India, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu performing Bhumi Pujan | Source: Twitter

The Airports Authority of India has been at the forefront of taking initiatives to connect many places by air. They have also been vigorously trying to enhance facilities at airports across India bringing it at par with world-class standards.

In a move to aid cancer patients, earlier this month the Airports Authority of India signed a MoU with AIIMS, Rishikesh under their Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR] Activity. AAI will be donating a sum of INR 10 Crore to strengthen facilities.


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