A joint venture of ITD Cementation India has completed its Rs.1,800-crore project at the new state-of-the-art integrated passenger terminal at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport here, which is slated to be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. The project was executed on an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) basis by a special purpose vehicle formed between ITD Cementation India (ITD Cem) and its parent Italian-Thai Development Public Co. Ltd., Thailand (ITD). The integrated passenger terminal has a capacity now to handle 20 million passengers annually against the existing capacity of 7.46 million passengers.
The new airport terminal will have a covered area of 2.33 lakh sq. metres and a capacity to handle Airbus 380, while earlier it could handle aircraft not larger than a Boeing 747.
An additional 11 parking bays have been added to the existing 12.
Premchai Karnasuta, Chairman, ITD Cem, said, “We have incorporated high tech specialised airport systems and the integrated passenger terminal now has world-class facilities for the convenience and comfort of passengers using the Kolkata airport.”