The Airport Authority of India is all set to invest Rs 800 crore in the terminal building at Patna Airport that is expected to commence from the early next fiscal.
"In order to meet the ever-increasing passenger traffic, AAI is now constructing a new state-of-the-art terminal building with passenger handling capacity of 4.5 million at the cost of Rs 800 crore. The construction work for the new terminal building will start from April 2018, " AAI said.
Originally designed to handle 0.7 million passengers, Patna Airport handled more than three times of its capacity at 2.11 million passengers in the previous fiscal.
The AAI also said it has decided to start round-the-clock operations from the March next year, which will allow it to operate flights even between 10 pm to 6 am and thereby reduce congestion in the day-time.