Gujarat’s New Green Airport, Almost Ready for Liftoff!

This international airport will be Gujarat's first, and the country's second eco-friendly airport.

From the month of August, citizens of Vadodara will be able to fly to international destinations from their very own green airport.

This international airport will be Gujarat’s first, and the country’s second eco-friendly airport.

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The development of the airport is taking place under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister’s Office. As a matter of fact, the airport is likely to be inaugurated by the PM himself.

Work for the airport is under full swing and is expected to be completed by July end.

“All major works will be completed by the end of this month and the airport will be fully ready by July end. PMO is directly monitoring the progress and PM may inaugurate it in August,” said N K Shukla, General Manager (Projects) to Times of India.

The airport has also been rated by GRIHA (Green Ratings of International Habitat Assessment), the highest national rating for green buildings conceived by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute).

It is part of the Central Government’s ongoing project to modernize existing airports and develop them on par with international airports.

The green airport, which is four times the size of the original one at Harni, is built on an area of 18,120 sq metres and has the ability to handle 700 passengers  per hour. It will also have 18 check-in counters. Some additional facilities are likely to be added next year.

Looks like India’s on the runway to becoming a better destination for tourists!

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About the author: Varun Jadia is a high schooler who has just completed his Class 10 boards. He enjoys listening to music, playing his guitar, playing badminton, writing and reading. Math is his favourite subject and, in the future, he wishes to pursue a career in economics.

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