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Old Posted May 8, 2005, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by dabcom
You know, Kolkata really needs to upgrade its airport. It serves all these international carriers, Yet, it has very few skyways to those planes.
The volume of air traffic and number of international airlines serving Kolkata is not much. The number of skyways is just 4 and annual passenger traffic was 3.44 million in 2004.

But it is probably going to rise with growth in air traffic.

There are plans to replace the old building (international terminal) with a new modern terminal.

Old Terminal (International)

Here's a report from Times of India:

It's a symphony in steel and glass. Even at first glance, the structure is striking enough to keep anyone's attention rivetted. Towering 50 feet over the ground, the two-and-a-half level building is beautiful in its simplicity. Gigantic reinforced glass panels make for the walls. The roof comprises an intricately designed steel mesh that is supported by large spans. The effect is stunning; conjuring up a sense of expansiveness.
That is the futuristic terminal at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport -- a far cry from the clumsy brick-andmortar structure that lacks in visual appeal or architectural purpose. Though still on the drawing board, the dream project is inching closer to reality. French consultant Airport de Paris has just submitted provisional drawings of the Rs 100 crore terminal to Airports Authority of India. The computer generated images are based on the shortlisted entries to a design competition that was organised by the French firm for the purpose.

As per plans the domestic terminal will also see the addition of four more skyways.

Domestic Terminal

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