Bhubaneswar airport's new terminal ready

Bhubaneswar, March 4 (IANS) A new domestic terminal built at a cost of Rs.145 crore at Biju Patnaik airport in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar would be in use from Tuesday, an official said.

Spread over 18,240 square metres, the terminal is a modern glass and steel structure and the interiors depict the culture of the state through stone sculptures, murals, paintings and textile hangings, an airport official told IANS.

The terminal will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ajit Singh Tuesday, he said.

The new terminal has a capacity to handle 800 passengers simultaneously (400 arrivals and 400 departures). The centrally air-conditioned building has a modular design to facilitate future expansion.

The terminal has modern passenger amenities, which include in-line compatible baggage handling systems, escalators, elevators, flight information display System and CCTVs, the official said.