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Saturday , 2 March 2024

New terminal for Kolkata airport

A new, integrated passenger terminal has been opened at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata. The 195,000 square feet five-storey terminal has a capacity of handling 7452 passengers per hour and 20 million passengers per year. It features upgraded taxiways and extended runways which allow bigger aircraft including the Airbus A-380 to land and take off. It has been built by a joint venture of ITD Cementation India and Italian-Thai Development Public (ITD), with the Central government investing around ?23 billion. The departure area includes 18 aerobridges 23 international and 33 domestic security gates with frisking booths, 38 immigration counters. The arrival area has 18 aerobridges, six customs counters 40 immigration counters and 26 conveyor belts. An additional 11 parking bays have been added, increasing the total number of parking bays to 23. Initially the terminal will be used only for international flights, with full service being expected to begin from March 2013. The existing international terminal will be closed, and will be used for future expansion once the new terminal begins full operations.

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