AAI's Kolkata Airport to get New ATC Tower with upgraded technology and enhanced capacity
Aviation Update|March 2021
With an objective to enhance the capacity and ease the traffic flow, AAI’s Kolkata Airport has undertaken the work of construction of New ATC Tower and Technical Block at an estimated cost of. Rs.458 cr. The new ATC Tower complex spread in an area of 2040 sqm.

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