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BIAL Official Updates August 2007

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Official Updates of Construction during July 2007
The construction of new Bangalore Airport has now reached the 26th month starting August 2007. The total project progress is now approximately 80%.


The new Bangalore airport received electricity this month for future airport operations. Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) provided power from the Begur substation to activate the 66/11kv BIAL switchyard on 17th July’07. This switchyard will provide dedicated power to the new Bangalore airport.

The Terminal building

Most works are now at various stages of completion. Completed works include the roof, the front and back glass façade and the side walls. Additionally, within the terminal building the installation of the escalators, structural supports for the glass elevators, structural steel works for the retail and duty free concessionaires, structural works for the baggage handling (departure area) and the installation of the three carousel structural supports is complete.

Activities in progress include the granite flooring works, the granite cladding of the columns, installation of boarding bridges, installation of the fixed link bridge connecting the terminal building, installation of the fire alarm detectors and the light fittings.

Airside Works

The runway is entirely complete as of April 2007 and the Air field lighting cabling works are nearing completion. The paving works at the taxiway is now complete. On the apron area, laying of the concrete layer is completed for 52% out of 381,000sqm, this includes the isolation bay.

Other buildings & infrastructure

* At the Air Traffic Control tower, the structural works are completed. The top cabin aluminum frame works are in the progress. The cabin cladding works will now commence.
* The earthworks for the main access road are nearing completion. The construction of the underpass continued.
* At the car park, base pavement layer is completed. Installation of the paver blocks has commenced.
* The laying of the external water pipeline network is completed for 25kms out 27kms. The sewage line laying works is completed for 6500m out of 7000m. The installation of the pumps and other equipment in the sewage treatment plant continued.
* Nav - Aid (navigation aid) buildings: At the Radar Tx building, the roof slab concreting is nearing completion. The civil works for the DVOR building is completed. The finishing works in the two localizer buildings are in progress. The foundation works for the two non frangible glide path buildings is completed. The foundation works for the frangible glide path structure also completed.

Concessionaire works update

* At the fuel farm, the construction of all the buildings is completed and the finishing works are in progress. Installation of the electrical and mechanical system equipment continued. The laying of the feeder line connecting the fuel farm and the apron are in progress. At the apron, installation of the hydrant pipelines continued.
* At the two cargo plots and the flight catering plots the structural concreting works are progressing.


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