Kochi’s Solar Airport Suffers Estimated Loss of Rs 220 Cr

Cochin International Airport has started the rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure and has including 2.5 km long airport walls that collapsed after Periyar River flooded.

kochi airportMaking it to the news for being flagged as the green airport by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), completely solar powered Kochi Airport is in rounds again.

The Kochi airport’s authority has reported an estimated loss of Rs. 220 crore owing to devastating Kerala floods.

Also, Cochin International Airport (CIAL) has started the rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure and has including 2.5 km long airport walls that collapsed after Periyar River flooded.

Further, the runway, taxi bay, duty free shops and other areas of international and domestic terminals were also submerged, causing damage to electrical equipment including runway lights.

“We have launched efforts on a war-footing to rebuild the damaged infrastructure. Our initial assessment is that we have suffered an estimated loss of Rs 220 crore in the floods,” the official said, adding around 200 workers have been engaged to clean up the terminal building. The airport is expected to be reopened next week.

The airport, which is also first in the country to run completely on solar energy, has got its solar system also damaged in the flood.

Source: PTI

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