Friday, October 7th, 2022

Atal Tunnel: The Cloud In The Silver Lining

The Airports Authority of India, under the aegis of the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to provide air connectivity and develop as well as upgrade airport infrastructure across the country. Situated at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level, Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport at Leh is gearing up for a new world-class terminal building.

To meet out the traffic growth and growing demand, construction of a state-of-the-art new terminal building with modern facilities is underway at a cost of Rs 480 crores. Equipped with all essential passenger friendly amenities and conveniences, the airport will be able to handle 20 lakh passengers annually after the completion of construction work in December, 2022.

The upcoming New Terminal Building will be 4-star GRIHA rated energy efficient building with 18 check-in counters, Inline Baggage Handling Systems and centralized cooling and heating systems for providing passenger comfort during extreme winter.

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India laid the Foundation Stone of the construction of new terminal building in Leh on 03rd February, 2019


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