New Delhi: In line with the Government’s commitment to ushering in ‘development through connectivity,’ Kanpur – the commercial capital of Uttar Pradesh is all set to get a new Civil Enclave which will be inaugurated on May 26 by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Minister for Civil Aviation and Steel, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia.
Prior to the inauguration, they will unveil the statue of Late Madhavrao Jivajirao Scindia in Mainpuri. The New Terminal Building is built in an area of 6243 sqm (16 times bigger than the existing terminal) at a project cost of Rs. 150 Crore. It is equipped to handle 400 passengers during peak hours, as compared to 50 passengers earlier.
There will be eight check-in counters, ensuring efficient and expeditious check-in processes for passengers. It will have three conveyor belts, with one located in the Departure Hall and two in the Arrival Hall, facilitating smooth baggage handling and collection including a spacious concessionaire area covering 850 square meters, offering a diverse range of retail and dining options for travellers.
Tactile path provisions have been made, ensuring accessibility and ease of navigation for passengers with visual impairments. On the city side of the terminal, there are 150 car parking spaces and two bus parking spaces, ensuring ample parking facilities for commuters.
Newly developed apron is suitable for parking three A-321/ B-737 types of aircraft along with a new link Taxi Track of 713m X 23m.
General (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd), Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Road Transport and Highways, Satish Mahana, Speaker, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi,’ Minister for Industrial Development, Export Promotion, NRI and Investment Promotion and Members of Parliament, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Devendra Singh, MP (Lok Sabha), Satyadev Pachauri, MP (Lok Sabha) and Ms Pramila Pandey, Mayor, Kanpur Municipal Corporation, and other senior dignitaries will also be present at the event.
At present, Kanpur Airport is directly connected to Mumbai and Bengaluru. With improved facilities, Kanpur, which is often referred to as ‘the Manchester of Uttar Pradesh,’ is likely to be connected to more cities of Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country.
The terminal Building of the new civil enclave at Kanpur Airport is equipped with various sustainability features like a double insulated roofing system, provision of canopies for energy saving, LED lighting, low heat gain double glazing unit, rainwater harvesting to recharge the groundwater table, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant and use of recycled water for landscaping, a solar power plant with capacity of 100 KWp and has been provided to meet GRIHA–IV ratings, a national green building rating system in the country denoting sustainable development and responsible resource management.
The façade of the Terminal Building in both the city and the airside depicts the temple architecture of the famous JK Temple of Kanpur. The interiors of the Terminal Building are based on various local themes such as textiles, leather industries and the city’s renowned public figures like poet Shyamlal Gupta and sage Maharishi Valmiki. The terminal has been designed to integrate the culture and heritage of Kanpur, and the state of Uttar Pradesh, thereby, creating a sense of the culture and history of the region for the visitors.