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Bengaluru airport's Terminal-1 expansion plan unveiled

Last updated on: August 19, 2010 17:03 IST

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Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) on Thursday unveiled its Rs 1,000 crore (Rs 10 billion) expansion plan for Terminal One at the Bengaluru International Airport to cater to the increasing passenger traffic which is expected to touch the 17 million mark by 2014-15.

Unveiling the plan, G V Krishna Reddy, vice chairman of BIAL board, said that as per the plan, existing 72,000 square metres would be enhanced to 134,000 square metres.

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Giving details of the expansion, Sanjay Reddy, MD, BIAL said designed by HOK, a global architectural firm, along with several leading planners, urban designers, engineering consultants and architects, the new expanded Terminal One will have 83 check in counters.

The number of baggage reclaim belts will be enhanced from nine to 13 and seating arrangements from 2,300 to 5,300.

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There will be 15 Code C and seven Code E boarding gates in place of the present eight Code C and four Code E gates.

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"Provision also had been made to develop a Code F Board for Airbus 380 in future", he said, adding, "we will be ready for Airbus 380 when it is permitted."

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Provision has also been made for lounge seats at the bus boarding gate.

Following a demand, a better VIP lounge had been designed and will be ready shortly, he said, adding that many features were suggested by the 21-member joint house committee of the State Legislature which was set up to suggest improvement and look into lapses to the current airport.

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The architectural concept of the expansion is to ensure that the existing building had a new look and merged well with the expansion.

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The expansion, expected to be completed in 18 months, will be funded by a 70:30 per cent debt equity ratio.

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The airport is 40 km from the center of Bengaluru, and is spread over an area of approximately 4,000 acres. IT employs over 5,000 people.

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Currently, 1,100 flights (international and domestic) operate from Bengaluru International Airport every week on an average.

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The length of the runway at the airport is about 4,000 meters.

A dedicated bay in the terminal apron is earmarked for freight aircraft. Cargo warehouses have the capacity to handle approximately 350'000 tons of cargo annually.

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The airport provides CAT-9 level of protection as per ICAO standards to enable all the largest commercial aircraft operated in the country.

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