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Biju Patnaik International Airport will have its third terminal at an estimated cost of Rs 930 crore

Bhubaneswar:3/12/18: In view of increase in number of air passengers, the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here will have its third terminal soon, informed Ministry of Civil Aviation Joint Secretary Usha Padhee after a meeting in New Delhi today.

The third terminal will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 930 crore, Padhee said

The terminal-III with advanced facilities will be constructed near terminal-I with a passenger handling capacity of 6 million per year. Construction work of the proposed terminal-III is likely to begin from July 2019, said an official.

While terminal-III  will be constructed for the purpose of domestic air passengers, terminal-I and II will be used for international flights, he added.

Sources said the airport registers over 39 per cent growth in the number of passengers in a year. In fact, the BPIA has left many leading airports in the country behind as far as passenger traffic growth rate is concerned. The footfall at BPIA is higher than that of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata airports.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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