Expansion work of Bagdogra Airport, Darjeeling to commence soon

Rutuja Kedare Jul 25, 2023 0

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is developing a New Civil Enclave at Bagdogra Airport, Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Overview of the Project:

Bagdogra Airport in Darjeeling, West Bengal, is about to undergo significant expansion as the Airports Authority of India (AAI) prepares to commence the project. As a result of this expansion, the airport’s current capacity of 0.75 MPPA (Million Passengers Per Annum), will be increased to 10 MPPA.

To facilitate this expansion, AAI has engaged CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA) as the Architectural & Engineering Consultant, responsible for creating the necessary drawings and plans. The entire design process is expected to be finalized over the next few months. After that, AAI will issue the tender for a civil works contractor.

The plan encompasses a range of facilities, including 11 Aircraft parking bays, Link Taxiways, commercial plots, hotels, Cargo facilities, Terminal building, and Aerobridges, among others. The project will be developed in a phased manner. 

The land area allotted for the project is 104 acres, with a total construction area of 1,076,391 SqFt. The estimated construction cost of the project is 1,075 INR-Crore

Project details:

Name of the ProjectBagdogra Airport Expansion Project, Darjeeling
Latitude, Longitude26.685058, 88.325464
Latest StatusPre-construction
As of July 2023, design work is in progress.
LocationDarjeeling, West Bengal
Land Area (Acres)104 Acres
Construction Cost (INR-Crore)1,075 INR-Crore
Description The plan includes 11 Aircraft parking bays, Link Taxiways, GSE area, Apron control tower, Terminal building, Fire Station, Security cabins, Watch towers, Horticulture, UG sumps/Water tanks, FTO, MRO, commercial plots, hotels, Cargo, Navigation aids building, Car park/MLCP, Fire hydrants & control room, residential accommodation for AAI & CISF personal, Guest room/retiring room facilities/fuel farm facilities, and 10 Aerobridges etc. 
Building use Transport Infrastructure
Construction start2023
Project completion (Estimated timeline)2026


Airports Authority of India (AAI)

Airports Authority of India, or AAI is owned by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, which is part of the Indian Government. It is in charge of developing, enhancing, controlling, and overseeing India’s civil aviation infrastructure. Over Indian airspace and surrounding marine regions, it offers Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management services.

CP Kukreja Architects (CPKA)

Established in 1969 with a vision to redefine Indian architecture and planning, CPKA is a respected multidisciplinary firm based in New Delhi, India. With over 50 years of practice, they have an impressive portfolio of 1000+ projects, a team of 200+ employees, and clients from 30+ countries.

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