- The Cabinet has approved the allotment of land for Tirupati Airport’s new lounge at a fee of just Re 1
- Construction of the new lounge will offer better amenities to visitors
Tirupati Airport would soon have a new ceremonial lounge for VIPs as the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today approved the allotment of 1800 sq metres of land.
The land belonged to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and has now been allotted to the Andhra Pradesh Education and Welfare Infrastructure Development Corporation (APEWIDC) for a period of 15 years at a nominal rate of license fee of Re 1 per annum, a government release said.
The land will be used for construction of ceremonial lounge at Tirupati Airport.
“Tirupati being abode of Lord Shri Venkateswara is frequently visited by VVIPs / VIPs. Construction of a Ceremonial Lounge will offer better amenities to the visitors. The Ceremonial Lounge will be maintained by APEWIDC,” the release said.
PM to inaugurate new terminal of Tirupati airport
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has spent Rs 191 crore to build the new Garuda-shaped terminal which can handle code ‘D’ and code ‘C’ types of aircraft with link taxi, apron and associated infrastructure
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate tomorrow the new integrated terminal of the Airports Authority of India-run Tirupati airport, that would help further boost connectivity to the famous temple town in southern Andhra Pradesh.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has spent Rs 191 crore to build the new Garuda-shaped terminal which can handle code ‘D’ and code ‘C’ types of aircraft with link taxi, apron and associated infrastructure, the authority said in a statement here.
The event would also be graced by Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju.
The new steel and glass integrated terminal building can handle 500 domestic and 200 international passengers at a time and has a peak-hour handling capacity of 700 passengers built over an area of 16,500 sq m plus 5,500 sq m of basement. It has 18 check-in-counters, four immigration counters, four baggage conveyors for arrival and one for departure, three baggage claim carousels, two VIP lounges, and parking for 250 cars, the statement added.