EC nod for Surat airport terminal expansion project

Infrastructure Transport

The expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry of environment, forests and Climate Change has recommended environmental clearance (EC) for the extension of the terminal building at Surat airport. The virtual meeting of the EAC took place October 21, where it was observed that there was no compliance with the sewage treatment plant (STP) provisions for rainwater harvesting, setting up of the laboratory for environment management cell, etc by the airport authorities. The terminal building of the Surat Airport is being extended by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at a cost of Rs.3.54 bn. During the lockdown in April, the contractor for the project, Siddhi Constructions, requested AAI for Extension of Time (EoT) of about 253 days for the project.