Developed at a cost of around Rs 2,870 crores, the airport has been built on the theme of Sustainable Infrastructure and comprises a Solar power plant, Green buildings, Rainwater harvesting, State-of-the-art Sewage treatment plant with recycling facilities.
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.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister congratulated all the citizens of Goa and the country for the inauguration of the greenfield airport in Mopa.
Recalling his visits to Goa in the last eight years, the Prime Minister asserted that the love and affection shown by the people of Goa towards him will be repaid with interest in the form of development.
“This advanced airport terminal is an attempt to return the favor” he added. He expressed happiness that the Airport is named after the late Manohar Parrikar.
The airport will boost the socioeconomic development of the State 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.
The food court also recreates the charm of a typical Goan café. It will also have a designated area for a curated flea market where local artisans and craftsmen will be encouraged to display and market their wares.