Srinagar airport set to enhance passenger capacity to 6.5M

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The flow of passengers has declined at Srinagar international airport while the authorities said that only 10,000 passengers are being handled per day.

The officials also said that the new integrated terminal is an advanced stage and is set to enhance the passenger capacity to 6.5 million.

Director Srinagar Airport, Kuldeep Singh told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the passenger rush has decreased from 18,000 to 10,000 per day.

“The passenger rush has reduced drastically from about 18,000 per day to about 10,000 per day at Srinagar Airport,” he said. However, he didn’t say anything with regard to the decline in the number of passengers.

Meanwhile, the top officials at Srinagar Airport said that the plans for constructing a new integrated terminal are at an advanced stage and it will be interlinked with existing building.

“With the construction of the new building, the passenger area will increase from 20,226 SM to 64,360 SM besides that the passenger capacity will increase to 6.5 million from the existing 2.5 million,” they said.

They added that the multi-level car parking will be constructed for parking of 1,000 vehicles.

“The tentative cost of the new building and associated works will be Rs 1500 crore,” they said, adding, “Many new facilities are in pipeline and it will shared only once they are finalised.” (KNO)

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