The New Integrated Terminal Building at Vadodara Airport was dedicated to the nation by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon´ble Prime Minister of India at Vadodara Airport on 22nd October, 2016. The inauguration took place in the august presence of Shri OP Kohli, Governor of Gujarat, Shri Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Rajendra Suryaprasad Trivedi, Minister of State for Sports, Youth Cultural Activities (I/C), Pilgrimage Development, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri RN Choubey, Secretary Civil Aviation, Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India and other dignitaries. The Hon´ble Prime Minister took a walk through the new facility and unveiled a plaque in the Arrival area of the building.
Vadodara Airport, located at the northeast of the city, is spread over an area of 630.605 acres. The existing runway (04/22 of dimension 2469 m x 45 m) is suitable for operation of AB-320 type of aircraft in all weather conditions. The expanded apron has 13 parking bays for Code ´C´ aircraft. The existing Domestic Terminal Building having an area of 7674 sq m is capable of handling 500 (250+250) peak hour domestic passengers.
NEW INTEGRATED TERMINAL BUILDING
The New Integrated Terminal building with a car park has been built at a cost of approximately Rs.160.20 crore including associated infrastructure such as utility building, cafeteria, etc.
The New Integrated Terminal Building with capacity to handle 500 domestic and 200 international peak hour passengers at a time, is a sleek contemporary structure featuring an arching, sweeping roof that spans the entire length of the terminal. The building´s steel structure rises to form a light and open, column-free terminal with glass curtain walls creating a feeling of spaciousness. Inspired by the body and wings of airplanes, the building creates a bold and continuous aerodynamic form. The most prominent structural feature for the New Integrated Terminal is the huge archway that wraps the entire terminal and accentuates it to form a space which is immense and transparent when visualised. Skylights follow the geometry of the trusses, further opening the structural framework to allow natural light to permeate the terminal. To ensure maximum structural efficiency and to limit the overall depth of the structural envelope, girders have been post-tensioned.
The Integrated Terminal Building has state-of-the-art modern passenger friendly facilities such as baggage handling system, inclined arrival baggage claim carousels, central air-conditioning, public address system, intelligence addressable fire alarm system, flight information display system (FIDS), CCTV for surveillance, check-in counters with Common Use Terminal Equipment ( CUTE), car parking, etc.