Kempegowda Airport to become first airport in South to have 2nd runway

Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru will become the first airport in southern India to have a second runway. The parallel runway construction at Kempegowda will be finished by the end of September 2019.

The new terminal T2 will be built in two phases. The first phase will have 25 million passenger capacity. The second runway will be four kilometre long and equipped with CAT III B to prevent flight delay.

The new terminal will be environment-friendly and will adhere to the ‘The city of gardens’ image of Bengaluru. The terminal building will have lush green cover with trees specific to the city.

After the new construction of the terminal, the airport will have 165 aircraft parking slots and 40,000 workers at the airport working in shifts.

By September 2019, 3,000 acre will be developed out of the 4,000 acre the airport has. The airport is also in talks with airlines in India to make the Bengaluru airport their hub.

The total construction cost of the project will be Rs 13,000 crore. The airport will also have a metro connectivity in the near future.