Being constructed at a cost of ₹11.5 crores, the air cargo system will manage both domestic and international cargo, including perishable gains
International Airport In Chandigarh
At now, Chandigarh International Airport Limited provides a public screening ability for domestic cargo, while the airlines are managing the advantages on their own.
- Being constructed at a cost of ₹11.5 crores, the air cargo system will manage both domestic and international cargo, including perishable benefits Hillary Victor, Mohali Announced ON September 06, 2021.
Six years after getting the international tag, the Chandigarh airport will ultimately offer the cargo facility from November 1.
- Air cargo or air freight allows quick transportation of commercial goods through an air carrier.
- At present, the Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHAIL) only provides a common screening facility for domestic cargo, while the airlines — Air India, Indigo, Vistara, and GoAir — are marketing the goods on their own.
Being built at a price of ₹11.5 crores, the air cargo network is spread over 14,127 square meters.
With five cargo sheds being built, it will handle both domestic and international cargo, including perishable goods.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
It was on September 11, 2015, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the international airport.
In February this year, the Punjab government ultimately announced the air cargo facility.
Presenting the budget, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal had said that the facility will give a boost to the industry and give better access to international and domestic businesses.
Ajay Bhardwaj, chief executive officer, CHAIL, said: “Around 85% of the construction is done, and we are hopeful of creating the work by mid-October, and begin the facility from November
Some clearances are also awaited, and we are confident of getting them from the authorities concerned in a couple of weeks.”
- The complex has four cargo sheds constructed through Galvalume pre-painted self-supported roofing and one pre-fabricated shed for perishable cargo. It is equipped with the latest equipment — cold room, reefer van, forklifts, scissors lift, pallets, user-friendly weighing scale and trolleys — and high-security apparatus — closed-circuit television camera, X-ray machines, door frame metal detectors, and explosive trace discovery system.
Yogesh Sagar, president of, Mohali Industries Association, said:
“It was the necessity of the hour. At present, we have to transfer our consignments by road to the Delhi airport, where they are lined up for 24 to 48 hours before being loaded onto the aircraft, which takes a week’s time.
Now, the cargo facility here will save our time. It will also promote ease of business.”
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