Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport

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Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport
অন্ডাল বিমানবন্দর
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner BAPL
Serves Asansol, Durgapur
Location Andal, Durgapur, West Bengal
Elevation AMSL 289 ft / 88 m
Coordinates 23°37′17″N 087°14′36″E / 23.62139°N 87.24333°E / 23.62139; 87.24333Coordinates: 23°37′17″N 087°14′36″E / 23.62139°N 87.24333°E / 23.62139; 87.24333
Website http://www.bengalaero.com/
Map
Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport is located in India airports
Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport
Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 2,800 9,186 Asphalt

Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (part of Durgapur Aerotropolis project) is located at Andal in Durgapur sub-division,25 km from Asansol and 15 km from Durgapur of West Bengal, India. It is part of the country's first Aerotropolis and is being developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL). The airport was inaugurated on 19 September 2013 and is expected to commence operations in the third quarter of 2014.[1]

The project was conceived in 2006-07 during the Left Front government. The State Government also has a 1.23 per cent stake through West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. Singapore's Changi Airports International (CAI) has a 26 per cent stake in BAPL. Other Indian promoters include IL&FS, Pragati Social Infrastructure & Development, Pragati 47, Lend Lease Company India and Citystar Infrastructure. The airport has been built over 650 acres at a cost of Rs 600 crore.[2]

The 5,750 square metre passenger terminal building has a capacity of 1 million passengers per annum and can be expanded in the future to a capacity to 2.5 million per annum. It has six check-in counters with Common Use Terminal equipment (CUTE) in the departure lounge and two baggage conveyor belts at the arrival hall. The terminal has branded retail and F&B outlets, ATMs, a clinic and pharmacy, a baby-care room, Wi-Fi services, a hotel booking counter, convenience store and spa.[3]

The airport's 2,800-metre runway can handle narrow-body aircraft like Airbus A-320 and Boeing 737 and will have CAT I instrument landing system (ILS). The airport apron will have four parking bays and a helipad. The airport will be equipped with category VI firefighting and rescue capability.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile on Kazi Nazrul Islam International Airport". CAPA. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rechristened Bengal aerotropolis unveiled". Business Standard. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Aerotropolis to bank on service, not size". The Times of India. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2014.