The first phase of Dehradun Airport’s upgradation work, including the construction of a new domestic terminal building, is expected to be completed by October, an official release said on Wednesday.
The first phase of development work includes the construction of a domestic terminal building along with utility block, car park, sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting structures and other ancillary structures. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is investing ₹ 353 crore to enhance its peak passenger handling capacity of 8 fold.
The new terminal building with an area of 42,776 sq metre, will have a concourse, 36 check-in counters, security hold, arrival lounge, 4 aerobridges and in-line baggage facility. It will also accommodate various offices on the mezzanine floor. There are also eco-friendly features like a double-curved roof to help in rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment plant, solar power system and energy-efficient fixtures.
The second phase of the development work will include shifting of operations from existing terminal building to the new one and construction of balance portion of the terminal building along with the integration of all the services and completion of balance works.