New Delhi: Kanpur, the commercial capital of Uttar Pradesh and hub for leather, textile and defense related industries, is set to have an airport equipped with world-class facilities by the year-end.
Known for historical pilgrim sites and various premier institutions, the city attracts air travelers in large numbers. Currently, Kanpur Airport is directly connected to four cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore & Gorakhpur.
Considering the growth in passenger traffic, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken the development work of civil enclave at Kanpur airport with enhanced passengers’ facilities at a project cost of ₹143.60 Crores. The development project includes construction of a new terminal building and apron suitable for parking of three A-321 type of aircraft at a time.
Built in an area of 6248 square metre, the new terminal building of the civil enclave will be designed to process 300 passengers during peak hours. Equipped with all modern passenger amenities, the terminal will have eight check-in counters, conveyor belts for arriving passengers.
A parking area has also been planned for parking of 150 cars. The terminal building will be a Four-Star GRIHA rated energy efficient building with sustainability features. The façade of the terminal will also reflect the local art and heritage of the place inspired from famous JK Temple of Kanpur.
The development project is also expected to be completed by 31st December 2022. Once completed, the civil enclave of Kanpur Airport with enhanced capacity will improve the connectivity to this city, giving impetus to the overall growth of the region.