Vijayawada Airport gets new terminal building

Andhra Pradesh got a new terminal building at the Vijayawada Airport in Gannavaram on Thursday. The new transit terminal building was inaugurated by state Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in presence of Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and MoS for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya. Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) Guruprasada Mohapatra also presided the occasion. Built at a cost of Rs. 165 crores, it is believed to be first such building to be constructed in record time of 11 months. During the event, a foundation stone was also laid for the reconstruction and extension of the existing runway.