Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Sujana Chowdary, and Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju have Inaugurated the New terminal building of Gannavaram Airport in Vijayawada today.
The new terminal building was constructed at a cost of Rs 162-crore.The new terminal has a 12,642 square feet space.
After the inauguration of the new terminal building, Bhoomi Pooja was performed for the expansion of runway from the existing 2,286 meters to 3,360 meters at a cost of Rs 150-crore.
Speaking on this occassion Naidu said, he used to be disappointed seeing the previous terminal and thus terminal was constructed to cater to the increasing passenger traffic. Once this Air terminal becomes operational, It would increase the viability of airlines to operate from AP. He said, He wished to see every International flights landing in this terminal.
Venkaiah said, AndhraPradesh has a robust civil aviation network with 1 international airport & 5 domestic airports, with 6 new airports in the pipeline. Vijayawada rightfully deserves infrastructure that is fitting to its stature as the commercial capital of Andhra Pradesh.