Construction of Bhogapuram Greenfield International Airport, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

Rutuja Kedare Sep 11, 2023 0

Bhogapuram International Greenfield Airport (also known as GMR Visakhapatnam International Airport) is an upcoming international and greenfield airport at Bhogapuram in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh.

Overview of the Project:

The Bhogapuram International Greenfield Airport will be developed through a collaborative effort between the GMR Group and the Andhra Pradesh Airports Development Corporation Limited (APADCL) as part of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.

With the total project planned to be built in three phases, the Andhra Pradesh government has set a target to complete the first phase of the Bhogapuram International Greenfield Airport project by December 2024

This airport, spanning 2,203.26 acres in Bhogapuram mandal, will be constructed with an estimated budget of INR 4,592 Crore for phase 1. It is designed to be a smart airport, with a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and promoting social development in the region through an inclusive approach. Initially, the airport will have a capacity to handle six million passengers annually, with plans to progressively increase this capacity to more than 40 million passengers per year.

Recent updates:

As of September 2023, 

  • GMR has completed the fencing and construction of the office building.
  • The tender for the selection of an EPC contractor is under the bid evaluation stage.
  • Grant of Right of Way over airport land from Authority is under process.

Project details:

Name of the ProjectBhogapuram Greenfield International Airport, Vizianagaram
Latitude, Longitude17.988940, 83.544293
Latest StatusPre-construction
LocationVizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh
Land Area (Acres)2,203.26  Acres
Construction Cost (INR-Crore)4,592 INR-Crore
Description The airport will be developed in three phases
Phase I:-
Phase I will serve 6 million passengers per annum. 
The runway will be 3800 meters and CAT I enabled.

Phase II:-
The capacity will be increased up to 12 MPPA.

Phase III:-
The development will conclude with a total capacity of 18 MPPA.

A Cargo Terminal will be developed in an area of 5000 SqM.
Building use Transport Infrastructure
SectorPublic-Private Venture
Construction start2023
Project completion (Estimated timeline)2025


GMR Group

GMR Group, headquartered in New Delhi, plays a significant role in the Infrastructure Sector, undertaking world-class projects both in India and overseas. The group specializes in developing projects in high-growth sectors like Airports, Energy, Transportation, and Urban Infrastructure.

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