A new airport terminal building will be constructed with all modern facilities at Imphal International airport, said the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Wednesday. The new terminal building will be spread over 22,000 sq m, according to the news agency ANI.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati here, AAI Regional Executive Director Sanmukh Jugani informed that the construction of a new integrated terminal building (NITB) with technical block cum Air Traffic Control tower, apron-linked taxiway and associated city works would be taken up at the Imphal International Airport, Manipur.

The cost of the project is about ₹500 crore and will be spread over 22,000 sq m. The new terminal building, which will have world-class passenger facilities, is expected to be completed in 24 months, the AAI official said as quoted by ANI.

According to the executive director, the NITB will be able to cater to around 800 passengers during peak-hour flight operations. The annual passenger capacity of this NITB will be around 2.5 million passengers per annum.

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