The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the construction of New Domestic Terminal Building and other allied structures at Patna airport at an estimated cost of Rs.1,216.90 crore.

Impact:

After construction of the New Terminal Building, the passenger handling capacity of the airport shall enhance to 4.5 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) from existing 0.7 MPPA. The New Terminal building shall have an area of 65,155 sqm including basement are of 18,650 sqm and shall be equipped with world class passenger facilities.   With the construction of New Terminal Building, there will be an increase in economic activities in Patna region, which will create additional jobs.  With this project the aspirations of the people of Bihar also stand fulfilled.

The project is a part of the ‘Package for Bihar’, announced by the Prime Minister.

Background:

Patna airport, situated in the State of Bihar, is one of the major airports in the Eastern Region; The existing terminal building of the airport is a timeworn double story structure and is operating at four times of its capacity. The Government has received numerous requests for revamping and expansion of the existing airport infrastructure from the Government and the people of Bihar. The construction of new domestic terminal building and other allied structures at the Patna airport has become inevitable, as the traffic at the airport has increased at tremendous rate in last few years.

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