Looking at the progress so far, the Chakeri airport is expected to be ready by March 15, 2023. The new airport terminal building was visited by government officials to check its progress and ensure that the work is completed as soon as possible. With many new and upgraded facilities, the functioning of this airport has been anticipated for many months.
Chakeri Airport Will Be Ready By March 15, 2023
The government team that went to review the progress on Monday included ADM (land acquisition) chief engineer PWD, ADM (land acquisition) chief engineer PWD, project manager Rajakiya Nirman Nigam, regional manager UP pollution control board, director Kanpur airport, chief fire officer, divisional commissioner-Raj Shekhar, and chief engineer Nagar Nigam. One of them stated that the work for the new terminal building at Chakeri airport is almost complete.
Some additional requirements directed by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Services (BCAS) will be completed in the upcoming two weeks. The BCAS has already visited the airport twice, and the last visit will be in the first week of March. The final fire NOC will be issued by the Chief Fire Officer after examining the site for a week. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has to apply for the NOC, and the clearance of the same will take two weeks.
New terminal building of Kanpur airport (Chakeri airport) is 95% complete. Planning to start services from Dec, 2022 pic.twitter.com/mwaClZd9rF
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Entry Point Will Be Eco-Friendly And Grand
In order to make the entry point of the Chakeri airport more eco-friendly and grand, PWD is asked to prepare a project to raise footpaths and plant trees on both sides. The commissioner has also asked them to come up with a project for landscaping the median of the road and installing barbed wire fencing to prevent encroachment. It will have all the state-of-the-art facilities and a 4-star GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment)-rated energy-efficient building.
Additionally, the airport will have a Night Landing Facility (NLF) to enable smooth landings of flights in lower visibility. Eight check-in counters, a line-based baggage handling system, and two conveyor lines will all be present. Increasing the civil enclave’s capacity at Kanpur Airport will improve connections to the metropolis and promote regional development. The construction of this airport went through a lot of delays for months and years now.
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Let’s hope that the airport gets ready by March 15.
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