Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Integrated Terminal Building at Tirupati Airport on Thursday.
Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union minister for urban development M Venkaiah Naidu and several other dignitaries from the Centre and State Government will be present. With this, theAirports Authority of India fulfills its commitment with world class infrastructure at Tirupati Airport to boost the connectivity further.
The new Integrated Terminal Building with Car Parking and Apron for 2 Nos., Code ‘D’ and one no. Code ‘C’ type of aircraft with link Taxi and associated infrastructure at Tirupati Airport has been built at a cost of Rs 191 crore approximately. The Terminal building has been designed, deriving inspiration from the shape of Garuda (Eagle) in-flight with its wings flapping/spread in air, Garuda being the carrier of Lord Vishnu (Shri Balaji) Whose temple is popular in India as well as abroad, the Terminal Building with the shape of Garuda in flight instantly connects with passenger visiting this temple city for religious pilgrimage.
The Integrated Terminal Building capable to handle 500 domestic and 200 international passengers at a time is a steel and glass structure having state-of-art modern passenger friendly facilities and services such as Baggage Handling System compatible with Inline X-ray machine integrated with Departure Conveyor System, incline Arrival Baggage, claim carousels, Passenger Boarding Brides with Visual Docking Guidance System, Central Air-conditioning, Public Address system, Fire Alarm System, Flight Information Display System (FIDS), CCTV for surveillance, Check-in-counters with Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE), Ca Parking etc. Energy efficient and eco-friendly material like Fly Ash Bricks, Low heat gain glass, LED lighting and energy efficient chillers etc. are used in the building for obtaining “4 – star” rating of GRIHA. (NSS)