New Delhi/Nagpur: In accordance to the ruling by the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, GMR on Friday announced that it is pleased to take up the responsibility of developing and transforming Nagpur Airport.
GMR envisages development of the Nagpur Airport in phases to an ultimate capacity of around 30 million passengers annually, representing a capacity increase of over 1,000 percent over the coming years.The existing facilities at Nagpur Airport have been operating close to the maximum capacity, handling a total of about three million passengers and 9,500 metric tonnes of cargo during the financial year 2019-20.
The first phase of development will see a new Greenfield integrated terminal with initial capacity of handling four million passengers per annum, associated aeronautical infrastructure including aprons and taxiways, new car park and approach road and a new cargo terminal. At the same time, the existing passenger terminal will also be refurbished to enhance its capacity, improve passenger facilities, introduce modern technology and upgrade the overall ambience to cater to the traffic and operational requirements in the interim period, the group said in a statement.
Nagpur is also well placed to be developed into a major cargo hub, leveraging the city's strategic geographic location, strong multi-modal connectivity with major economic centres across the country and supportive government and policy environment.
Later onwards, GMR will invest further in the Nagpur Airport project including the expansion of terminal handling capacity, development of a second runway and a new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC) to boost capacity to levels that could potentially serve the needs for the next two-three decades of growth at the Orange City.