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BIAL Official Updates July 2007

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Construction progress during June 2007

Work at the new Bangalore Airport has now reached 77% completion. This month marks the completion of two years since the construction work started at the site in June 2005. During this time, the area has been completely transformed and all the airport facilities are clearly visible. Following is the construction, engineering and procurement update as of June 2007

Terminal Building
At the terminal building the roof, front and back glass facade and the side walls have been completed. Granite flooring work is in progress. The granite cladding for 34 out of 70 columns has been finished. Installation of 7 out of the 8 fixed link bridges connecting the terminal building and the apron are done. 14 out of 16 escalators have been placed. The structural support fixtures for all the eight glass elevators are in progress. The installation of the baggage handling system in the departure area is nearing completion. The work at the car park area is in front of the terminal building is in progress. The base pavement layer is 80% complete.

Airside Works
The 4KM runway paving has been completed. On the taxiway, laying of the top asphalt layer is nearing completion. At the apron area, laying of the concrete layer has been completed for 47% out of 381,000sqm (including the isolation bay). Installation of the airfield lights continued. The airfield ground lighting (AFL) cabling is completed for 70kms out of 90 Kms. Currently the cabling work is in progress for the taxiway circuits. In the apron area, 6 out of 27 apron masts are erected. Airside wall illumination is in progress.

Other buildings & infrastructure
At the ATC tower, the fabrication of the top dome at a height of 60m is complete. The structural finishing of the dome is in progress. The installation of 1 elevator in the ATC tower and 3 elevators in the administration block is underway.

Concessionaire works
At the fuel farm, fabrication of all the 3 tanks to the full height is completed. The construction of other facilities within the fuel farm continues. Ongoing work includes the installation of various sectional testing and laying of the hydrant fuel lines in the apron. At the two cargo plots and the flight catering plots the concreting works above ground are in progress.

Source www.bialairport.com

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