PM Modi will launch a state-of-the-art airport terminal in Tripura today. Everything you need to know | Latest India News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new integrated terminal at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport (MBB) on Tuesday during his visit to Tripura state. The airport terminal, according to an official statement, was built at a cost of about ??450 crore and is expected to be able to handle around four to five times as many passengers as the current one – which could only handle 500 passengers at a time.
Spread over 30,000 square meters, the new state-of-the-art terminal is equipped with modern facilities and supported by the latest network integrated information technology (IT) system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new building around 2 p.m. in Agartala, the capital of the state of Tripura.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) press release goes on to say, “The development of the new terminal is an effort in line with the Prime Minister’s effort to provide modern facilities at all airports across the country.
The new terminal at Tripura Airport is part of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) initiative to develop modern, state-of-the-art airports throughout the North East to contribute to global development of the region.
Tripura’s new airport terminal features up to 20 check-in counters, 10 immigration counters, six aircraft parking areas, five custom counters, four passenger boarding bridges and even a hangar. In line with Cochin International Airport, the Tripura terminal will also include a solar power unit capable of meeting most of its energy needs.
The architecture of the terminal building was also designed with the state’s unique history and distinctive cultural landscape in mind. It will feature local art forms and stone carvings from the Unakoti Hills and the Chabimura replica, among others. Local bamboo art was also showcased in multiple forms at the airport.
During his visit to Tripura, Prime Minister Modi will also launch two other key initiatives: the Mukyamantri Tripura Gram Samriddhi Yojana and the Project Mission 100 of Vidyajyoti schools.
The mission of the 100 Vidyajyoti Schools Project is to improve the quality of education in the state by converting 100 existing secondary schools with state-of-the-art facilities and quality education.
The project will cover around 1.2 lakh of pupils from kindergarten to grade XII and will cost around ??500 crores in the next three years.