About - Kazi Nazrul Islam (KNI) Airport
Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (Durgapur Airport),(IATA: RDP, ICAO: VEDG), a project under Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL), is a domestic airport located at Andal, Paschim Bardhaman in West Bengal of India. The airport is roughly 25 km from Asansol's City Bus Terminus and 15 km from Durgapur's City Centre in West Bengal, India. The airport's hinterland comprises the towns of Burdwan, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia, Suri, Bolpur/Shantiniketan, Rampurhat in South Bengal and Dhanbad & Bokaro in Jharkhand. It is part of the country's first private sector Aerotropolis, being developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL). The airport was officially inaugurated on 19 September 2013
The State Government has a 26.05 percent stake through West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. Singapore's Changi Airports International (CAI) has a 30.21 per cent stake in BAPL. Other Indian promoters include Pragati Social Infrastructure & Development, Pragati 47, Lend Lease Company India and Citystar Infrastructure. The airport has been built over 650 acres at a cost of Rs 600 crore.
The 5,750 square metre passenger terminal building has a capacity of 1 million passengers per annum and can be expanded in the future to a capacity to 2.5 million per annum. It has six check-in counters with Common Use Terminal equipment (CUTE) in the departure lounge and two baggage conveyor belts at the arrival hall. The terminal has branded retail and F&B outlets, ATMs, a clinic and pharmacy, a baby-care room, Wi-Fi services, a hotel booking counter, convenience store and spa.
The airport's 2,800-metre runway is equipped with a CAT I instrument landing system (ILS) and can handle narrow-body aircraft like Airbus A321 and Boeing 737-900. The airport apron has four parking bays and a helipad. The airport is equipped with category VII firefighting and rescue capability.
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- Be a creator of aerotropolii with innovative best-in-class services
- Be among the top 10 Best Employers in India by 2020
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- Safety as top priority in assuring safe work procedures
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INVESTORS AND PARTNERS
CAIPL is a subsidiary of Changi Airport International (CAI), Singapore. CAI is an investor and manager of airports worldwide and has formed CAIPL for investments in India. CAI has received more than 300 awards and its primary establishment, Changi Airport in Singapore, is considered the best airport in the world with an annual handling capacity of more than 70 million passengers. CAI pursues airport investment opportunities globally and through its consulting, operational management and investment activities, is involved in developing more than 45 airports..
PSIDL is a 74:26 Joint Venture between Pragati 47 Development Ltd and HUDCO. While Pragati 47 Development Ltd brings on board the experience of incubating and developing large infrastructure projects across West Bengal and other locations in India, HUDCO is an agency with a rich legacy of large Infrastructure and Housing projects.
Citystar Infrastructures Ltd is the flagship company of the Citystar Group, a reputed real estate developer in Kolkata headed by Mr. Ram R. Modi. Through its various companies, the group is engaged in developing various residential and commercial complexes and infrastructure projects.
IL&FS Airports Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS). Incorporated in 1987, IL&FS is a leading infrastructure and financial services institution in India. IL&FS enhances feasibility of infrastructure projects through formulation of robust commercial models co-opting public & private partnerships. IL&FS's interests include engineering services, maritime infrastructure, surface transportation, power generation, water and waste management, urban services, investment management and investment banking.
Incorporated on January 13, 1987, Lend Lease is one of the leading financial, corporate advisory services and activities related to the realty sector in Kolkata. The group, which is headed by Mr. Utsav Parekh — also the Promoter Chairman of SMIFS Capital Markets — is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Pragati 47 Development Ltd (formerly Pragati Growth & Development Ltd) is a real estate and infrastructure developer that incubates large projects. It acts as a bridge between real estate and infrastructure demands on one hand and resources and expertise lying dormant with the private sector, governments and international infrastructure agencies on the other hand. Pragati 47 taps into many sources of value in the process of infrastructure creation.