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Shillong airport’s new terminal to open on Saturday
UMROI, Jun 22 (IANS):
Published on 23 Jun. 2011 12:11 AM IST
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The new terminal building of the Shillong airport in Meghalaya will be inaugurated Saturday, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said.
The terminal will be inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Vayallar Ravi , said Shillong Airport Controller V. Mohan.
The airport, formerly known as Umroi airport, is about 35 km north of Shillong, the state capital of Meghalaya.
Mohan said the new terminal, built at a cost of Rs.30 crore, is fitted with latest equipments like explosive trace detectors, baggage x-ray machines, and close-circuit cameras.
“It has been upgraded with six check-in counters, a complete security hold area, and separate blocks have been created for arrivals and departures, and a modern medical inspection room,” the AAI official said.
Mohan said the expansion work of the airport has started with the construction of a perimeter wall. The work was earlier delayed due to land acquisition.
“We have acquired 224.16 acres of land for expansion of the airport to facilitate landing of bigger aircrafts. The work has started flowing now,” Mohan said.

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