The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given administrative approval for the expansion of Belagavi Airport and floated tender for the upgradation works, including expansion of passenger terminal building, apron Expansion, Runway, Aerobridges and other facilities at Belagavi airport at the cost of Rs. 229.57 Crore.
AAI has invited Architectural Consultancy Services for Construction of New Terminal Buildings and miscellaneous works Belagavi Airport with completion period of 36 months on 28th June 2023.
The tender includes upgradation of both Belagavi and Hubballi airports and estimated cost of the project is Rs. 457.72 Crores (Hubballi: Rs. 228.15 Cr.+ Belagavi: Rs. 229.57 Cr.) which is inclusive of all taxes but excluding GST.
New Terminal building at Belagavi Airport : The new terminal building will be 20,000 sqmt (ground+first floor) (16000 sq.m new terminal + 3600 existing terminal ) after enlargement, with all modern facilities and three aero-bridges. It could handle 1,400 peak-hour passengers (700 arrivals and 700 departures) after enlargement.
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Following the completion of the drawings and structural specifications, the project will be put out to bid. The expansion work likely to begin as early as January 2024 and be completed in 24-36 months.
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Existing Belgaum Airport Terminal : The existing terminal building was inaugurated on 14 September 2017. The terminal building is spread over 3,600 square metres and has a capacity to accommodate over 300 passengers. It has two baggage conveyor belts and six check-in counters. It has an apron for parking of three Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft. The old apron has two parking stands designed for the ATR 72 and similar aircraft. There are also two additional aprons, one on the north side of the runway that serves as an isolation bay and one on the south side. These aprons are each connected by single taxiways to runway 08/26, which measures 2,300 by 45 metres (7,546 ft × 148 ft).