airport terminal buildingThe Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of the new terminal building of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Gwalior Airport in Madhya Pradesh.

The new terminal building will be developed on a land of 172 acre, at the cost of Rs 450 crore, which is six times more than the present 29 acre of land. It will be able to handle 1400 passengers during peak hours which is seven times more than the present capacity. The apron will have a parking capacity of 13 aircraft, which is four times higher than the current capacity. Apart from this, a cargo terminal will also be established to promote regional industries, which will help local production of the region reach every corner of the country and abroad.

In the development of the new terminal building, technologies like rainwater harvesting and solar energy will be used to protect the environment. A 2.5 MW solar power plant will also be commissioned. The terminal has been designed in such a way that every traveller who comes here gets to see a grand amalgamation of Gwalior’s cultural heritage and modernity.

On the side-lines of this event, Home Minister inaugurated a permanent exhibition named “Gatha Swaraj Ki” in Jai Vilas Palace. This exhibition gallery is dedicated to the glorious history of Marathas


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