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Pune Airport to have no flight tasks for 14 days because of runway reemerging works

According to information got from Indian Air Force (IAF), because of runway reemerging works, Pune Airport will have no flight activities for 14 days from 26th April 2021 till ninth May 2021

There will be no flight tasks from the Pune air terminal for 14 days because of runway reemerging work, the air terminal specialists said on Sunday. The Pune Airport at Lohegaon is working from safeguard land which is possessed by the Indian Air Force and the maintenance work at the air terminal had begun on 26 October a year ago.

“As per information received from Indian Air Force (IAF), due to runway resurfacing works, Pune Airport will have no flight operations for 14 days from 26th April 2021 till 9 May 2021,” said the air terminal specialists. Note that as of now, flights are working from Pune just during the day. The maintenance work proceeds with consistently between 8 pm and 8 am.

As per the Airport Director, all the night flight administrations, including departures just as arrivals, have been spread out in the day. All things considered, 10 flight administrations from the night hours will be planned for the day time. Prior to the lockdown, the air terminal, which has just a single runway, seen a sum of 170 flight developments every day on a normal.

Last year, an airport official had stated, “From September 15, the landing distance from the Lohegaon side of the runway will be reduced to around 2,133m. Work on the runway’s Wagholi end (runway 28), will be completed by next October. All airlines have been informed and they will make changes and adjustments, accordingly.”

It merits adding that the Pune air terminal serves both homegrown and worldwide flights, particularly to West Asia. The expanding number of flights and traveler footfall have made the development of another terminal and runway extension obligatory. The air terminal is good to go to get another incorporated terminal structure. The new terminal with a venture of Rs 475 crore to deal with 2,300 travelers during top hours is relied upon to be finished by March 2022.

The fancy new terminal structure will have the option to handle 2,300 travelers (1700 Domestic and 600 International) during top hours. Furnished with five boarding spans, 34 registration counters, and in-line stuff taking care of framework, the terminal will be an energy-effective structure with 4-star GRIHA Rating.

To upgrade the travelers’ comfort, a Multi-Level Car Park (Ground in addition to three-storeyed +2 cellar floors) with an expense of Rs 120 crore is additionally under development. With the leaving limit of 1024 vehicles, the office will be associated with the flight zone of the current structure with a sky connect with the arrangement of lifts and a lift at the structure aside for dropping/going up. The work for Multi-Level Car Park (MLCP) is probably going to be finished by April 2022.

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