PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Terminal Building at Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new integrated terminal building of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair on 18 July 2023, through video conferencing. The state-of-the-art terminal, built at a cost of 710 crore rupees, is set to improve connectivity in Andaman and Nicobar. With a built-up area of 40,800 sqm, it can accommodate approximately 50 lakh passengers annually. Moreover, an Apron suitable for two Boeing-767-400 and two Airbus-321 types of aircraft was constructed, allowing parking for ten aircraft at a time.

The terminal’s architectural design, resembling a shell-shaped structure, embodies the sea and islands. Sustainability features include a Double Insulated Roofing System, skylights for natural lighting, LED lighting, and low heat gain glazing. Rainwater catchment and on-site sewage treatment with 100 percent wastewater reuse for landscaping were incorporated, along with a 500 KW solar power plant.

Being a gateway to Andaman and Nicobar’s pristine islands, Port Blair is a popular tourist destination. The new terminal is expected to enhance air traffic, boost tourism, and generate employment opportunities, contributing to the region’s economy.

Question: Veer Savarkar International Airport is located at which place?
A) Chennai
B) Kolkata
C) Port Blair
D) Mumbai

Answer: C) Port Blair

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