Goa Gets New Intl Airport, Can Handle 40-lakh Passengers Per Year

Mobility Outlook Bureau
12 Dec 2022
11:27 AM
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The new airport has been developed around sustainable infrastructure and has 14 parking bays and a night parking facility for aircraft

PM Modi InaguratingGoa International Airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Manohar International Airport in Mopa Goa, developed at approximately INR 2,870 crore. 

The 2,133-acre greenfield International Airport has been named after the late Manohar Parrikar, who was Chief Minister of Goa on four occasions and also served as the Union Defence Minister. 

Initially, Phase 1 of the airport will be able to handle approximately 40 lakh passengers per annum, which can be scaled up to accommodate up to 3.5 crore passengers in future. The airport has 14 parking bays and a night parking facility for aircraft.

The new airport has been developed around the theme of sustainable infrastructure. It comprises a solar power plant, green buildings, LED lights on the runway, rainwater harvesting, state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant with recycling facilities, among other such facilities. It also has 5G compatible IT infrastructure, state-of-the-art and independent air navigation infrastructure and self-baggage drop facilities.

It makes extensive use of Azulejos tiles, which are native to Goa and also has a food court which recreates the charm of a typical Goan café.

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