Biju Patnaik Airport, Orissa - Informative & researched article on Biju Patnaik Airport, Orissa
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesGeography of India


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > Geography of India > Indian Airports > Biju Patnaik Airport
Biju Patnaik Airport, Orissa
The Biju Patnaik Airport is named after the Chief Minister of Orissa, Biju Patnaik.
 
 Biju Patnaik AirportBiju Patnaik Airport or Bhubaneshwar Airport is situated in the capital of Orissa. It is located 3 km south from the city. The Bhubaneshwar Airport is named after the Chief Minister of Orissa, Biju Patnaik. Biju Patnaik was also a legendary freedom fighter as well as a famed aviator. It serves as the only major airport in Orissa. Jet Lite (Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore); Air India IC (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Raipur); Air India Regional (Chennai, Kolkata, Ranchi); Air Deccan (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore,Visakhapatnam); Kingfisher Airlines (Kolkata); Indigo (Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi) are the domestic airlines that serve the Biju Patnaik Airport. Hotel Swosti, Kalinga Ashok, Garden Inn, Crown and Sishmo are located nearby.

Runway of the Biju Patnaik Airport measures 5850 ft and the runway elevation is 146 ft. The airports coordinates are 85° 49` 03.87" E, 20° 14` 40.07" N. The Biju Patnaik Airport like other airports also demand special attention. Looking into the rapid growth of industrialisation taking place in Orissa, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the recent past had declared a plan for the `construction of a new integrated international airport complex at Bhubaneshwar by 2010`. For this project it has been estimated that over US $50 million (Rs. 2.5 billion) needs to be invested. After successful completion of this project, Biju Patnaik Airport will be a major airport in eastern India.

For this project the state government of Orissa has allowed 70 acres of land for the expansion of the runway to 10,500 feet, to handle the Boeing 747 aircraft. The new terminal building will be given a modular design, with glass glazing, aerobridges with glass walls, and inline x-ray baggage. The extention work also involves building a parallel taxi track for the airport with the aim of enhancing cargo handling facilities that could handle up to 30 aircrafts per hour. Under the public private partnership (PPP) near the airport, a complex for multiplex, shopping complex, hotel and other commercial establishments will also be founded. Global Technical Advisory (GTA), a London based company has been asked to prepare a master plan for upgradation of the Bhubaneshwar airport.

(Last Updated on : 24/09/2010)
More Articles in Indian Airports  (43)
Recently Updated Articles in Geography of India
Cinque Island
Cinque Island is a part of Wandoor Marine National Park which is also known as Gandhi Marine National Park, is a famous tourist attraction site, located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Srisailam Dam
Srisailam Dam stands across the Krishna River at Srisailam in the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Srisailam Dam also has the one of the 12 largest hydroelectric power projects of the country.
Nizam Sagar Dam
The Nizam Sagar Dam is located in the north-west of Hyderabad across the Manjira River.
Osman Sagar
Osman Sagar, in Telangana, is surrounded by beautiful gardens, scenic landscapes and an amusement park where adventurous rides can be enjoyed by the visitors.
Wilson Dam
Wilson Dam is built on the Pravara River in Maharashtra.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Geography of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Biju Patnaik Airport, Orissa - Informative & researched article on Biju Patnaik Airport, Orissa
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.