New Goa International Airport will stimulate the state’s GDP, increase job opportunities

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Panaji: With a capacity of handling 44 lakh passengers per annum, which is scalable up to 330 lakhs, the Greenfield International Airport at Mopa in North Goa is expected to stimulate the state’s GDP and in turn, increase job opportunities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be commissioning the first phase of this Airport, the facility managed by GMR Goa International Airport Limited on Sunday.

The to-be commissioned Airport management, in a series of tweets, said that the Airport will boost the socio economic development of the state. The Airport has a capacity to handle 44 lakh passengers per annum which is scalable up to 330 lakhs, the tweet adds.

The Airport management has said that the new facility will stimulate the state’s GDP and in turn, increase job opportunities.

The Airport, which is named as New Goa International Airport, till union Civil Aviation Ministry finalises a name for it, has adopted best-in-class technologies.

The management said that 3-D Monolithic Precast technology is used for the construction of aviation skill development centre and the police station. “5G compatible IT infrastructure has been created for better connectivity,” the Airport management has said adding that there is option for self baggage drop for faster check in of passengers.

The Airport will also showcasue art and culture with a mix of artists from Goa.

“Goan Azulejos designs are extensively used inside and outside the terminal building. The interiors of the terminal replicate the look and feel of Goa Architecture and heritage,” the management has said in a series of tweets.

The art installation at the entry and exit of the Airport is made of recycled bottles, it adds.

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