Pune: After months of waiting, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Saturday issued a tender inviting bids for construction of a new integrated terminal building, reconstruction of the old terminal building and modification of the existing expanded terminal building at Pune airport in Lohegaon.
The work is expected to get over by 2021 and the airport will have the capacity to handle a passenger traffic of 20 million per year. The new terminal building at Lohegaon airport is expected to increase the number of flights, including short distance international flights to south-east Asian countries.
Last year, AAI had appointed France-based company Egis as the consultant for the new terminal building project.
The objective of this project is to deliver a world class passenger terminal building. The new terminal building area to be constructed is (35,000+7,000) 42,000 sq m and will be centrally air-conditioned. The designed peak hour traffic will be 600 international passengers and 1,700 domestic passengers for an integrated passenger terminal building area of 57,300 sq mt.
There is a plan and design for a multilevel car park with all amenities for at least 1,000 cars with additional future provision for 500 cars, surface parking for VIP cars and 10 buses and separate car/scooter park area for AAI and airlines staff.