Amid a string of developments being witnessed at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport in Lucknow, an aircraft maintenance hub will be established at this station soon. Once the latest facility is launched, all issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai. Besides, it is expected that this centre would also usher an array of employment opportunities for the youngsters.
Count of aprons to be increased at the airport
When the Investors Summit was convened in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government had prepared plans for the establishment of such centres at some airports, including the one in the city. Now, it is expected such plans will be materialised soon and a new unit will add to the existing services available at the Luckow Airport. As per the given information, nearly 30 to 40 flights come to Lucknow daily and 5 to 6 of these are stationed here during the night.
Given the increasing air traffic, the officials are also working to increase the count of aprons for parking the aeroplanes. Currently, the southern section of the airport encompassing the old runway has ample vacant land and it may be used for the new projects. Further, the area also contains two barracks for CISF officials, one at the Transport Nagar Metro Station and the other at the beginning of the Airport road.
New centre to provide for quick maintenance services
As of now, only Air India vehicles undergo maintenance at the CCS airport. In the absence of proper upkeep resources, vehicles have to stand in the aprons for 2 to 3 three days at a stretch, which alters schedule and connectivity between multiple locations. Notably, an Indigo aircraft had to wait for 5 days after its wheels got damaged in 2018. Keeping these things in view, the officials have planned for setting up the new maintenance centre.
Terminal 3 at the CCS Airport to be operational by 2023
It is expected that the work of Terminal-3 at the Lucknow Airport will be completed by 2023. On Monday, the airport officials gave this information to the district administration during a meeting of the User Consultancy Committee. This committee consists of individuals related to aircraft companies, the tourism industry, municipal corporations and other organistations.
Additionally, the Chief Aiport Officer informed the 5-year plan which is being deployed at the airport. While the active projects include the establishment of a flyover at Terminal-3, it has been proposed that roads adjoining boundary areas will be widened.