Modi Government Okays Surat Airports Upgrade To International, PM To Inaugurate On Sunday
New Delhi, December 16 (TNA) The Union cabinet has okayed the proposal of making the Surat airport in Gujarat international. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a new terminal at this airport on Sunday. In a statement issued by the Government of India, it has been said that the upgrade will spur economic activity and give a boost to the fledgling diamond business in the city.
The Modi government had sanctioned Rs 353 crore last year for the new terminal building. The building has cost Rs 160 crore and the remaining amount will be used to build a parallel taxi track and an apron. The new terminal will enhance the passenger capacity from 17.5 lakh to 20.6 lakh.
The airport will now be able to handle 1600 passengers during peak hours. The new building has 20 check-in counters, five aero bridges, 13 immigration counters and five baggage handling units.