Fresh off an announcement in Wednesday's budget about the speedy completion of expansion work on Terminal One of the Bengaluru International Airport, the airport received another shot in the arm after it was recognised as “green” by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Thursday.

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), a consortium of companies developing the airport, said the certification as a green company was given by the Green Building Council of the CII in adherence to its GreenCo Rating System, which analyses the environmental impact of the company's entire activities or operations.

With the rating, BIAL becomes the first company in the country to be certified under the GreenCo Rating System.

The certification was recognition of green initiatives adopted by the company. Among these, BIAL lists its water conservation programme, scientific solid waste management system and landscaping as successful green initiatives.

“We are not just recognised as a successful airport, but also one that has achieved its success in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said BIAL managing director Sanjay Reddy.