Pune airport to get three new aero bridges by June
Air bridges connect the aircraft with the terminal hence enabling passengers to embark and disembark smoothlyUpdated: May 07, 2019, 16:50 IST
The Airports Authority of India (AAI), Pune, will build three new air bridges at the Lohegaon airport in the city to facilitate hassle-free movement of passengers from the aircraft to the terminal building.
Ajay Kumar, Pune airport director, said, “AAI will be constructing three more air bridges at the city airport. The material will be supplied by M/s Adalte and the work of tunnels will be carried out by BMEL factory near Bengaluru, under the Make in India initiative.”
According to officials, the work of these air bridges has begun and is likely to be completed by June, post which trials will begin.
The cost of the project is Rs 10 cr. The AAI Pune has already received construction materials like tunnels. Various passengers have earlier taken to the social media websites complaining about lack of basic facilities, like air bridges at the city airport.
Amit Paranjpe, a traveller who took to Twitter, said, “The best part about landing at Pune Airport? Not having to wait for a bus or an aero-bridge.”
Another passenger said, “At Pune airport, you have to walk to the aircraft. No bus. No aero bridge. Worst part it’s so chaotic.”
Air bridges connect the aircraft with the terminal hence enabling passengers to embark and disembark smoothly.