Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the integrated terminal building of Vadodara Airport in Gujarat, which is now the country’s second green airport after Kochi.
He expressed happiness on the occasion and said that two airports have now joined the green movement in the country. Such projects will encourage people to take up environment-friendly constructions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also talked about his government's new policy to promote regional air connectivity which will bring smaller towns and places on air route.
“It will be considered as one of the top-class airports of the country,” Modi said. He said the airport is constructed on the principle of green infrastructure using bricks of fly ash.
“Construction of such iconic buildings on green concept will encourage citizens to take up construction on these lines,” said the Prime Minister.
Spread in an area of 17,500 sq mt, the new integrated terminal has been built at a cost of Rs 160 crore. It has been designed to handle 700 passengers, including international fliers, per hour with 18 check-in counters, which would help in a seamless boarding process.
It took about seven years to complete the project as the then Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel had laid the foundation stone in 2009.