The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted Jaipur International Airport Limited an aerodrome licence, and as a result, the airport has started an expansion drive. The previous licence holder was the Airport Authority of India (AAI). The new licence holder is a private company that has been running the Jaipur airport since October 2021.
An airport operator is granted the licence in order to ensure total management of the airport in accordance with the concession agreement.
“The Aerodrome licence for Jaipur International Airport Limited has been granted to us (JIAL). As per the concession agreement, we are now solely responsible for managing the airport. The airport has undergone significant customer-focused changes, and we are currently looking for expansion.”A senior JIAL official said
“At the Jaipur airport, a thorough analysis by the airport administration found that the current annual passenger volume of 50 lakh will increase to 1 crore by 2025. The management is currently working to reactivate Terminal 1, which has been inactive for the past ten years, in light of future requirements.”
The official added that when Terminal 1 is open, charter flights, air ambulance flights, and some international airlines will fly from there.
“The construction of Terminal-1 will follow the design of Terminal-2, which is already in use. Massive IT-related infrastructure, food and beverage services, retail locations, environmental sustainability initiatives, and security measures will all be implemented along the lines of T-2, ” Added he.
According to environmental regulations, the Jaipur airport is creating a mini-forest close to Dudu town, where 4,400 trees will be planted and cared for for five years. According to the official, the action is being performed legally while considering any potential damage to vegetation caused by the Terminal 1 development.
Nearly Terminal 2, the airport management has put in 50 branded retail stores, an electronic assistance desk, new e-boarding gates, automated parking, and transportation systems where private cab companies like WTI, Ola, and Uber can operate.
Work has included planting trees, switching out older vehicles for electric ones, and this month at T-2, a public charging station for EVs will be unveiled. Moreover, modern technology has been added to new radars and runway visibility systems. Similar amenities will be made available at the soon-to-be-opened T-1.
The airport administration has also stated that the operation of T-1 will require about 240 CISF security personnel.
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