Hyderabad International Airport to increase passenger handling capacity beyond 34M

Hyderabad International Airport has embarked on a major expansion programme to cater to the rising passenger traffic.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Oct 2021 4:45 AM GMT
Hyderabad International Airport to increase passenger handling capacity beyond 34M

Hyderabad: Hyderabad International Airport has embarked on a major expansion programme to cater to the rising passenger traffic.

The airport is working overtime to augment the passenger handling capacity beyond 34 million people. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), Hyderabad Airport management said improved connectivity with new route development, growth in air traffic, and demand for new runway slots also played a major role in the enhancement of the airport.

In addition to a revamped terminal, the expansion project involves the augmentation of both terminal and airside areas. Post expansion, the airside infrastructure will be able to accommodate 93 code C aircraft stands (Comprising of 44 Contact and 49 Remote Stands).

To ensure safe operations and seamless baggage and passenger movement, a new tunnel is being built to minimize the time loss during the crisscross movement of Ground Service Equipment (GSE) vehicles and Aircrafts.

Four new Rapid Exit Taxiways have been added to enhance runway capacity and improve operational efficiency. These RETs are designed to allow aircraft to taxi off the runaway at relatively shorter distances and hence reduce runway occupancy time, thereby increasing runway capacity. A new Parallel Taxiway has been built for effective operation during secondary runway utilization

Recognizing the commitment towards sustainability, the latest energy conservation technologies have been implemented in the airfield with Rapid Exit Taxiways, Parallel Taxiway, and Connecting Taxiways. Technology solutions like Category II Airfield Ground Lighting system with LEDs, Advanced Airfield Lighting Control, and monitoring system (ALCMS), and Individual Lamp Control and Monitoring Systems (ILCMS) have been implemented that ensures the quick turnaround of aircrafts with reduced "ON" duration of an Aircraft engine. This mechanism reduces the carbon footprint making Hyderabad International Airport an environment-friendly airport

To ensure safe water drainage, a 16 lakhs square meter paved area in the airside has been built which helps with a huge run-off of stormwater during monsoon. The stormwater drainage system is designed in such a way that, all the stormwater from the airfield is collected and stored in a reservoir of capacity 450 MLD. This water is treated and reused for domestic and irrigation purposes. This initiative has helped in conserving water and reduced the dependency on the water supply from Metropolitan Water Board

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) is a joint venture company promoted by the GMR Group (63%) in partnership with the Airports Authority of India (13%), Government of Telangana (13%), and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (11%).

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