DGCA grants aerodrome licence to Jaipur International Airport; T1 to re-open soon

DGCA grants aerodrome licence to Jaipur International Airport; T1 to re-open soon

The Terminal 1 of the airport has remained non-operational since the past 10 years and is planned to reopen soon after the expansion procedure.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has now sanctioned an Aerodrome licence to Jaipur International Airport Limited (JIAL) which is being run by a private entity since 2021. The licence was previously held by the Airport Authority of India (AAI), the government body which was earlier operating the airport.

Furthermore, the licence has been granted to the airport operator to provide full access to the management and control operations of the airport in accordance with the concession agreement.

The expansion of Jaipur International Airport underway

Following the possession of the licence, the authorities have started working on the expansion procedure of the airport.

Reportedly, the expansion plan will include the addition of facilities such as expansive IT-related infrastructure, food and beverage services, retail outlets, measures for zero carbon emission and environment sustainability. Apart from that, it will also house advanced security arrangements on the presently operational Terminal-2.

More about the expansion plan

The environmental sustainability measures of the expansion plan will include planting of trees, switching older, fuel-operated vehicles for electric ones and addition of EV charging stations for the public.

Moreover, cutting-edge technology will also be introduced to Terminal-2 of the airport. This will constitute equipping new radars and runway visibility systems.

Along with this, the Terminal-1 of the Jaipur Airport, which has been non-operational for the last 10 years will also be equipped with similar amenities before the reopening.

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