Indore is all set to get a separate domestic cargo terminal at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport soon. Around 62,000 MT capacity complex is being constructed at the cost of Rs 20 crore. It will have a separate section for perishable items as well. The terminal will avail the air transportation of goods manufactured and grown in the region.
The terminal is being constructed over 17100 sq meters area in the airport premises close to the old airport terminal building.
The work of the new domestic cargo terminal at the airport is going on at a fast pace. The complex would have many facilities including strong room, cold storage and a section for the perishable cargo will be available at 17,100 square meter area. The cargo terminal with an annual capacity of more than 62,000 metric tons will facilitate movement of goods from the city and surrounding areas.
Apart from this, a perishable cargo terminal is also being constructed at 300 square meter area in the domestic Cargo Terminal. It will avail the facility of air transportation of perishable goods like fruits, flowers, vegetables and other such things. The storage capacity of the perishable cargo will be around 5,475 metric tons. The new cargo terminal will have a capacity of about three times the current capacity. The farmers will also benefit from the setting-up of the perishable cargo facility in the new domestic cargo complex.
Since Mr Jyotiraditya Scindia took over as Civil Aviation Minister, the Ministry has been focusing on building airport infrastructure in his home state Madhya Pradesh particularly in Gwalior and Indore. .