The Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is now set to expand the integration of solar lighting in its premises. The effort to build a solar park near the Air Traffic Control (ATC) area, was proposed in the year 2018 but the project was stopped midway due to certain reasons. However, it has been picked up again. Further, a message highlighting how Lucknow Airport is striving for a green future with solar panels already installed on its roof, was also shared via Twitter to mark World Environment Day, earlier last month.
Financial costing evaluated at ₹350 crores
As per the latest reports, Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport will undergo a sustainable makeover as it will be powered by solar energy. To realise this change, a solar park that can generate 10 MW of electricity shall be built at the airport, at a cost of ₹350 crores.
In 2018, an endeavour in a similar direction was made when airport expansion was proposed and it was also approved by the Airport Authority Headquarters. Under this project, a solar park near the ATC was supposed to come up but it had to be stopped midway, owing to unavoidable reasons.
Nevertheless, the project to power all lights at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport with solar energy has once again been picked up. Preparations to install solar panels on the vacant land near ATC are underway. This will greatly supplement the current supply of 515 kWp that is being generated from the rooftop solar panels installed at the airport.
-With inputs from Pawan Kaushal