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Amausi Airport (IATA: LKO, ICAO: VILK), renamed as Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is an airport situated at Amausi, 11 km (6.8 mi) from Lucknow Railway Station, Uttar Pradesh, India. The airport serves as the primary civilian aviation hub for the metropolitan area of the cities of Lucknow and Kanpur. The airport is served by many international and domestic carriers. It offers seven nonstop flights to Mumbai on a daily basis. It is the second busiest airport in North India after Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.

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Ajit Singh inaugurates new terminal in Lucknow airport

Lucknow: The new terminal at Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport was inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Saturday.

The 20,000 square metres, three-tier building has departure and arrival ports on the ground level. The first floor has a swanky lounge connected to two aerobridges, enabling passengers to walk straight into the waiting aircraft on the tarmac. The new terminal has six check-in counters.

The new terminal has been built at an estimated cost of Rs. 120 crore. It can accommodate around 800 passengers at a given time and has duty free shops, cyber cafes, eateries, snack bars, shopping arcade and book shops.
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Operations switch to power back up at Amausi during grid collapse

LUCKNOW: Airport services in Lucknow remained unaffected despite the major power disruption following the collapse of the northern grid.

Amausi airport sources said that all terminal operations in new building have alternate power back up from the generators. So, whenever there is a power failure, like in case of grid failure, the entire system switches on to the generators. Even though that raises the operational cost of the terminal building, the authorities have no option. Sources said that being an essential and strategic service, airports in the state are being alerted accordingly.
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Alright, but flights hardly even go to Lucknow. Are there many flights there? But as for growth, you are right, it may be too small.

@killerk If there actually isn't anything to sit on, that is really quite silly. I believe that they should install seats ASAP.
 

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Alright, but flights hardly even go to Lucknow. Are there many flights there? But as for growth, you are right, it may be too small.

@killerk If there actually isn't anything to sit on, that is really quite silly. I believe that they should install seats ASAP.
Flights do go to Lucknow:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_busiest_airports_in_India_by_passenger_traffic

It is already the second busiest airport in North India, and if the high passenger traffic growth rates persist, it could potentially break into the top 10 busiest airports in the country in the next few years. All the more reason to plan and construct appropriately.

And seating is present, but inadequate.
 

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CVC to probe ‘leaking’ new terminal

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/cvc-to-probe-leaking-new-terminal/989423/

Taking serious note of complaints of irregularities in construction of the new terminal at Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, which was inaugurated on May 19, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has ordered an inquiry.

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ajit Singh has referred the matter to the Chief Technical Examiner’s Wing of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for conducting a detailed inquiry.

The inquiry was ordered on the basis of a preliminary inquiry report submitted by a committee headed by Samir Sahai, Chief Vigilance Officer of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited. The committee was constituted following various complaints received from MPs and reports in the media. The inquiry report prima facie substantiated various defects in the construction quality, design and maintenance of the terminal.

Recently, Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon had alleged irregularities in construction of the terminal building and had demanded an inquiry.

Lucknow Airport Director Suresh Chandra Hata said the inquiry committee headed by Sahai had inspected the new terminal building in August first week. Hata said that he has not received any communication about the new detailed inquiry.

The preliminary inquiry found that the quality of work was below standard. The major defects included leakages from the roof above the check-in counter, in the ceilings near the departure lounge corridor and from some thermal expansion joints. The rain water harvesting method was also prone to leakage as proper drainage system was not in place.

The committee also found that the flooring in the arrival and departure terminal was not proper with the granite stone cracking at some places. The electrical fittings were also not properly fixed at many places.
 

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Go air to add Lucknow

"There will be eight new flights from August 21 and the frequency will be increased on existing flights of Mumbai-Goa and new flights will be added to Lucknow from Mumbai and Bangalore to Goa while adding flights on the Lucknow- Delhi route. Another aircraft, joining the fleet on August 21, will help us increase flights and frequencies particularly from Mumbai to Lucknow to Goa," he said.
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Glass pane falls at new terminal

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LUCKNOW: Poor quality of material used in construction of new terminal in Amausi airport stood exposed once again as a part of glass pane of the frontal facade came down crashing after strong wind followed by rain lashed the building on Thursday morning. Thankfully, no passenger was injured in the incident.

The incident took place at around 9.00 am, much to the shock of passengers and visitors waiting outside the arrival section. "I was waiting for my relative, who was to arrive from Delhi, when suddenly I heard a crashing sound just outside the main facade," said Alok Saxena, a visitor.

A senior official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), however, maintained that it was a small part of the glass that gave away as strong winds lashed the structure. Airport director, Suresh Hota, said that the damaged part will be replaced soon. Hota said, "Under the agreement, the developer will be responsible for such lapses and will have to replace damaged parts."

The incident comes to the fore barely 10 days after Union civil aviation minister Ajit Singh expressing concern over the quality of material used and the maintenance of the building, while ordering a probe into alleged use of sub-standard material in the construction of the building.

The matter has already been referred to the chief technical examiner's wing of the Central Vigilance Commission for a detailed inquiry. A preliminary inquiry conducted by a committee, headed by chief vigilance officer of Pawan Hans, Samir Sahai, had found the complaints of defects in the construction quality, design and maintenance of the terminal, true.

Some of the major defects that the committee had then detected included leakages from the roof above the check-in counter, in the ceilings near the departure lounge corridor and from some of the thermal expansion joints.

The rainwater harvesting method too has been found prone to leakage, as proper drainage system is not in place. The committee also found cracks in the granite flooring of the arrival and departure terminal. Besides this, the electrical fittings were also not properly fixed up at many places.

The overall maintenance of the building seems to be in poor condition, despite the fact that it was inaugurated barely two months ago by Ajit Singh.

The building is estimated to be constructed at a cost of about Rs 120 crore by Brahmaputra Infrastructure Ltd. The contract for the construction was awarded in October 2007 with April 2009 as the date of completion. However, the project was delayed and completed in May 2012.
 

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Clearly one of the better looking design by AAI. I like the airport design.

On the execution and poor material, it is indeed sad that there was no proper inspection.

I am totally peeved by these ministers and their lukewarm/tepid response to these issues. It is their business to roll up their sleeves and act swiftly. Where was the oversight during the construction phase. They all behave like the proverbial deer caught in the headlight and pretend as if they are shocked. They bloody well know that corruption is eating the system and perhaps looked askance or were involved. The contractor gets paid after satisfactory inspection and approval. Who is the donkey eating money that approved the payment. Very easy to find the culprit, since his/her signature is on file. I am sure he/she is living a lavish lifestyle way beyond the AAI salary norms. The minister behaves with the usual bureaucratic self, orders a probe and let it take its course. No one gets fired for the mess, when all the public knows that this is a farce. Should be easy to "Round up the usual suspects" (Casablanca Style). You lock these sobs in prison for say 20 yrs and suspend their benefits like pension and pretty soon no one would dare sign-off on shoddy work.
 
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