Left: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India (second left), inaugurating the new Terminal at Chandigarh Airport
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has inaugurated the new International Terminal at Chandigarh International Airport in India on September 11, 2015.
The new terminal has a peak handling capacity of 1,600 passengers and covers an area of approximately 575,000ft². The total cost of the project including the cost of the land was INR939 crore (US$141m), and included 48 check-in counters, four baggage conveyor belts, three passenger boarding bridges (aerobridges) and parking for 500 cars. The airport’s apron has capacity for parking eight aircraft; seven type C and one type E. The terminals environmental features include LED lighting, energy efficient chillers, a double insulated roofing system, rainwater harvesting and the re-use of treated water.
The terminal was constructed by Airports Authority of India (AAI) who own a 51% stake in the airport, along with the states of Punjab and Haryana who each own a 24.5% stake. The new terminal is intended to relieve pressure from the neighboring Indira Gandhi International Airport.