In order to cater to a growing tourism industry, the Indian airport of Jabalpur is to be upgraded to provide better services to air travelers in the region.
The upgrades will include a new terminal building along with other infrastructure. According to operator Airports Authority India (AAI) the facilities will have the capacity to handle 500 passengers during peak hours. Spread over an area of 115,180ft2 (10,700m2 ), the terminal building will have three aerobridges, an advanced baggage screening system, a food court set in a landscaped area, and parking for more than 250 cars and buses.
AAI says the terminal will be built with sustainable materials and equipped with solar-powered plant and energy efficient equipment. Furthermore, an efficient solid waste management system, reuse of treated water for horticulture purposes and a rainwater harvesting system will further enhance its sustainability credentials.
AAI has set December 2021 as a tentative date for completion of the project and the new terminal building is likely to be commissioned by March 2022.