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Thursday, April 18 2024

Port Blair airport building’s ceiling collapses days after inauguration by PM Modi

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Port Blair: In a surprising incident, just five days after the inauguration, the newly integrated terminal building or NITB of the Veer Savarkar International Airport at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands collapsed and the videos are becoming very popular on social media.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the building earlier this week and was attended by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of State for Road, Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation Gen (Retd) VK Singh as well as several senior officials.


After witnessing the building collapse in the footage, people on social media have already started questioning the quality of work that resulted in a ceiling collapse within a week of its opening.

Digging at PM Modi, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted  “The Prime Minister these days will inaugurate anything – even if it is incomplete or substandard infrastructure (highways, airports, bridges, trains, etc.), with even more willing ministers eager to boost their sensex with him. Taxpayers and citizens pay the price. Such a sorry state of affairs in ‘New India’!”

The airport terminal building project was completed at an estimated cost of ₹707.73 crore.

Designed in the shape of a conch shell, the building has a total built-up area of ​​40,837 square metres, with the capacity to serve 1,200 passengers during peak hours and accommodate approximately four million passengers annually.


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