Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 12:07 IST
Grand opening of new terminal building at Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli Airport today | See pics
The iconic Tiruchirappalli International Airport is the second-largest airport in terms of international passenger traffic after Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
Tiruchirappalli: The newly built terminal of the Tiruchirappalli International Airport in Tamil Nadu, designated to serve thousands of passengers, is all set to be inaugurated today, January 2, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The project is worth Rs 1,100 crore.
As per media reports, the Prime Minister has landed in the state and was received by the Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi, Chief Minister MK Stalin and MoS L Murugan.
The PM confirmed his visit to the state in a post on X, that read, "Over the next two days, I will be attending various programmes in Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep and Kerala. The programmes will begin from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, where I will address the Convocation Ceremony of the Bharathidasan University. The new terminal building of the airport will also be inaugurated. At the same time, other development works will also be launched. These works will benefit several people."
Tiruchirappalli International Airport Terminal Area:
The iconic Tiruchirappalli International Airport will now be the second-largest airport in terms of international passenger traffic after Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
The latest terminal has been built nearly about in 75000 sq m, reflecting the city's perfect blend of tradition, depicts art forms from Kolam art to the colours of Srirangam Temple and other themes, showing it's values in artistic manner.
As per news agency ANI, a total of 100 artists were employed in furnishing the new terminal with artworks and the murals were installed within a span of 30 days.
Tiruchirappalli International Airport Passenger Capacity:
As per the airport's official release, the new terminal consists of 60 check-in counters, 5 Baggage Carousels, 60 Arrival Immigration Counters, and 44 departure emigration counters.
It is expected to serve more than 44 lakh passengers annually and some 3,500 passengers during peak hours.
Published January 2nd, 2024 at 11:12 IST