Sixteen New airports will come up in Uttar Pradesh in the coming years while three new ones have been commissioned during Modi government. No other state in the country will see such a massive progress in the Aviation sector.
Declaring open the Civil enclave in Kanpur airport Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said there were only six airports in Uttar Pradesh when Prime Minister Modi assumed office in 2014. Now there are 9 functional airports.
Talking about the tremendous infrastructure development work being carried out in the state, he mentioned about upcoming airports in Jhansi, Jewar, Ayodhya and other regions, which will take the total count of airports to 22. The Minister also highlighted that this transformation has happened due to the cooperation and vision of the double-engine government to make air travel accessible and affordable to all.
Gen. V.K Singh (Rtd.) said that the modernization of the Kanpur Terminal is exemplary. He highlighted the capacity Infrastructure of Kanpur Civil Terminal saying that the airport can now handle more than 200 passengers as compared to 50 passengers earlier. It is built in an area of 6243 sqm (16 times bigger than the existing terminal) and now 3 planes can be parked in the airport
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his address expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that under PM's visionary leadership, a 'New Uttar Pradesh' is being built which is not only excelling in basic public infrastructure, but is also achieving new heights in the civil aviation sector. Setting a target for the State, he said that in the future Uttar Pradesh will become a state with One airport at almost every Commissionerate.
Key features of the New Terminal Building include built in an area of 6243 sqm (16 times bigger than the existing terminal) at a project cost of Rs. 150.00 Crore. Equipped to handle 400 passengers during peak hours, as compared to 50 passengers earlier. 08 check-in counters, ensuring efficient and expedited check-in processes for passengers.
The newly developed apron is suitable for parking three A-321/ B-737 types of aircraft along with a new link Taxi Track of 713m X 23m.