PM Modi to Inaugurate Mopa International Airport in Goa on Dec 11

The foundation stone of the airport was laid by the prime minister in November 2016.
Mopa International Airport in Goa
Mopa International Airport in Goa

In a bid to provide world class infrastructure and transport facilities across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Mopa International Airport in Goa on Sunday.

The foundation stone of the airport was laid by the prime minister in November 2016.

Developed at a cost of around Rs 2,870 crores, the airport has been built on the theme of sustainable infrastructure and has solar power plant, green buildings, LED lights on the runway, rain water harvesting, state of the art sewage treatment plant with recycling facilities, among other such facilities.

It has adopted some of the best-in-class technologies like 3-D Monolithic Precast buildings, StabilRoad, Robomatic Hollow precast walls and 5G compatible IT infrastructure.

Mopa International Airport in Goa
Mopa International Airport in Goa

Some of the features of the airport include runway capable of handling world’s largest aircrafts, 14 parking bays along with night parking facility for aircrafts, self-baggage drop facilities, state of the art and independent air navigation infrastructure, among others.

Initially, phase I of the Airport will cater to around 4.4 million passengers per annum (MPPA), which can be expanded to a saturation capacity of 33 MPPA.

The airport will boost socio-economic development of Goa and serve the needs of the tourism industry. It has the potential of serving as a key logistics hub, directly connecting many domestic and international destinations. It is also planned for the airport to have multi-modal connectivity.

Mopa International Airport in Goa
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