**Bhubaneswar:** A new terminal building called Terminal 3 (T 3) will come up at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar at a cost of Rs 930 crore, said Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey today after a meeting with Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi here.
Briefing mediapersons, Choubey said, the Ministry will be expanding the capacity of the Bhubaneswar Airport from 3.5 million passengers per annum to 11.5 million per annum. For this a new terminal building will be constructed which will handle 8 million passengers per annum.
The construction of the new terminal is likely to begin by July and August next year and to be completed by three years time, said Choubey adding as there is land available in the existing airport complex additional land is not required for the third terminal.
The Ministry will make sure that Bhubaneswar gets an international world-class airport. Further, discussions have been held over completion of small airports at Jeypore and Utkela and the process will be expedited, he added.
Joint Secretary of Civil Aviation, Usha Padhee, said as there is around 30 per cent growth in footfall of passengers at the BPIA the terminal capacity will be increased to match it.
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