The Guwahati International Airport is all set for a revamp as the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken work for the construction of a new integrated terminal building at the cost of Rs 1,232 crores. As per a statement from the AAI, the Guwahati International Airport, also known as the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport, will be revamped with an additional capacity to handle 4,300 domestic and 200 international passengers during peak hours, and about 10 million annually.
The new terminal will be equipped with 64 check-in counters, 20 self-check-in kiosks, 6 Baggage carousels, an in-line baggage security screening system and 10 aero bridges, the terminal will be an energy-efficient building.
The building will have two levels, with a total built-up area of 1,02,500 square meters at the arrival at the lower level and the departure at the upper level.
There will also be a mezzanine between two levels, part of which will serve as the air-side arrival corridor for passengers alighting from the boarding bridges. A baggage handling system for outbound baggage will be on the other part of the mezzanine.
"The design of the terminal building is inspired by Icarus, the mythological figure, one of the earliest inspirations of human flight. The airport roof is styled using the art of Origami, the design is an ode to human endeavour, crafts and innovation. The facade of the terminal will reflect the same language of origami in certain parts owing to the need for solid wall surfaces," the statement added.
About 38 per cent of the work project has been completed and the new terminal building is scheduled to be ready by June 2022.
The airport at Guwahati, also known as the Guwahati international airport, is the biggest and busiest international airport of north-eastern India and the new terminal is being built keeping in mind the infrastructural requirements of an expanding city.
The new terminal building will also be seen incorporating different art styles with a central theme focusing on Icarus, a Greek mythological figure, considered as one of the earliest inspirations of human flight.
And the roof is being designed using the ancient Japanese art of Origami, “The design is an ode to human endeavor, crafts and innovation. The façade of the terminal will reflect the same language of origami in certain parts owing to the need of solid wall surfaces,” stated a press release.
(With ANI inputs)