The new terminal can accommodate over 50,000,000 people per year.
The new Integrated Terminal Building at Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, was officially opened on Tuesday, July 18 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. He used a video call to officially open the airport terminal.
The island’s accessibility will be improved with the opening of the New Integrated Terminal Building, which cost around Rs 710 crore to construct.
The new terminal building will have a total built up area of over 40,800 sq m, making it capable of processing around 50 lakh people yearly.
Port Blair Airport is now able to accommodate 10 aircrafts thanks to the construction of an Apron at a cost of Rs 80 crore. This Apron is large enough to accommodate two Boeing-767-400 aircraft and two Airbus-321 aircraft.
A monument of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia in Port Blair earlier.
He said that the Veer Savarkar International Airport would be extended so that it may serve as a hub for flights to and from Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Visakhapatnam.