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Flights resume from Bagdogra Airport after fortnight’s closure

Flights resumed at the Bagdogra Airport on Tuesday with a new look and feel after a fortnight’s closure. The second busiest airport in West Bengal and Sikkim was shut down

Flights resumed at the Bagdogra Airport on Tuesday with a new look and feel after a fortnight’s closure.

The second busiest airport in West Bengal and Sikkim was shut down for repairs from April 11 to April 25. The first flight arrived from Delhi at 8 AM, after which the flight departed for Guwahati.

Changes at the Airport will be visible to passengers as soon as they walk into the departure section where the entire floor has fresh granite replacing the chipped and stained ones. The second perceptible change that passengers will notice is the new false ceiling.

From the old ceiling with wires sticking out, passengers will be greeted by a new one that elevates the look and feel of the aged terminal.

The third major change is in the glass panels. The new look is expected to enhance the overall image and ambiance of the airport.

Airport director P Subramani said a 15-day window to refurbish the nearly 6,000 sqm area was challenging. But the airport took up the task because they were not certain if they will get such an opportunity again.

The present terminal, spread over 8,000sqm, was designed to handle 7.5 lakh passengers a year, but the flyer count is almost four times what the director added.

First Published: 26th April, 2022 14:10 IST

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