The development of the new terminal building has cost around Rs 1100 crore. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the two-level new international terminal can accommodate over 44 lakh people yearly, or over 3,500 during peak hours.
According to the PMO statement from Monday, “The new terminal hosts state-of-the-art amenities and features for passenger convenience.” After Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli foreign Airport is the second-biggest airport in terms of foreign passenger traffic. There are 60 check-in counters, 5 baggage carousels, 60 arrival immigration counters, and 44 departure emigration counters in the new terminal building.
Speaking at the function, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister of civil aviation, praised PM Modi’s leadership and stated that under his direction, the federal government has made sure that airports serve as growth hubs in addition to being means of transportation.