The Belagavi (Sambra) airport is currently getting a makeover with two new terminal buildings being built about 100 mtrs from the current one. The work is being done by Ashoka Buildcon Ltd. And two different terminals one for arrivals and one for departures is planned.
Also tender has been floated for the extension & Strengthening of existing Runway, C/o New Apron, Taxiway & Isolation Bay and associated works at Belgaum Airport. The project envisages providing Runway lighting, Taxiway Edge lighting, Approach Lighting and Laying of Cables at an estimated cost of Rs.1.54 Cores with period of completion of 06 (Six) months.
The scope of work includes supply of Runway, Taxiway Edge Light Fittings, Approach, Threshold, End Light Fittings, supply of CCR’s etc.
After expansion it has been proposed to operate four daily flights of A-321. Expansion includes all the facilities for safe operation of the aircraft like expansion of existing runway, new terminal building to cater 200 passengers at a time, expansion of apron, air traffic controller, runway end safety area (RESA) etc..
Other miscellaneous facilities will include New ATC tower cum Technical Block, Fire station (category VII), relocation of DVOR, security watch tower, new substation, AC plant room, provision of hooter system at access points and provision of explosive detection system.
The existing airport area is 360.34 acres and got an additional area of about 370 acres for its expansion. Hence, the total project area will be 730.34 acres. At present Belgaum airport have one runway oriented 08/26, 1,830m in length, apron of 6,916m2 terminal building of 1200m2 and can handle 90 passengers. At present Belgaum is an operational airport for ATR-72 and operates one flight per day.
The existing airport terminal building was renovated in 2010 has been upgraded at a cost of Rs 3.57 crore.