12 Dec 2022

Goa’s Mopa International Airport: Do You Know What Makes This Airport Unique, Different From Others

Goa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Mopa International Airport, Goa. The foundation stone of the airport was laid by the Prime Minister in November 2016.

Do you know what are the unique and salient features of this airport which make it different from other airports of the country. Here we are telling some of the outstanding qualities of this Greenfield airport:

1. Developed at a cost of around Rs 2,870 crores, the airport has been built on the theme of sustainable infrastructure and comprises a solar power plant, green buildings, LED lights on the runway, rainwater harvesting, state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant with recycling facilities, among other such facilities.

2. It has adopted some of the best-in-class technologies like 3-D Monolithic Precast buildings, StabilRoad, Robomatic Hollow precast walls, and 5G compatible IT infrastructure.

3. Some of the features of the airport include a runway capable of handling the world’s largest aircrafts, 14 parking bays along with a night parking facility for aircrafts, self-baggage drop facilities, state of the art and independent air navigation infrastructure, among others.

4. Initially, phase I of the Airport will cater to around 4.4 million (44 lakh) passengers per annum (MPPA), which can be expanded to a saturation capacity of 33 MPPA (3.3 crore passengers per annum).

5. The airport will boost the socioeconomic development of the State and serve the needs of the tourism industry. It has the potential of serving as a key logistics hub, directly connecting many domestic and international destinations. It is also planned for the airport to have multi-modal connectivity.

6. The airport will also provide visitors with a feel and experience of Goa. The airport has extensively used Azulejos tiles, which are native to Goa. The food court also recreates the charm of a typical Goan café. 

7. The airport will also have a designated area for a curated flea market where local artisans and craftsmen will be encouraged to display and market their wares.

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