Bengaluru International airport’s Terminal 2 or T2, is being built in 2 phases for Rs 13,000 crore.
The second terminal of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on the outskirts of Bengaluru will likely be inaugurated in November by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
As per reports, the Prime Minister has been invited to inaugurate the new terminal, however, The Hindu reported that the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) has not yet answered. As per reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been invited to inaugurate the massive 108-ft statue of Kempe Gowda, hailed as the founder of Bengaluru.
Kempegowda international airport
Terminal 2, or T2, is being built in 2 phases for Rs 13,000 crore. Phase one of Terminal 2, which has an area of 2.54 lakh square feet, will be inaugurated 1st, while phase 2 will be completed later, officials said. Phase one will raise the Kempegowda international airport’s capacity by about 25 million travelers per annum, while phase two will add a capacity of twenty million travelers per annum.
The Karnataka government has also started constructing a massive heritage park around the airport, dedicated to Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru.
A massive 108-feet statue of Kempe Gowda is being constructed, which is touted as the tallest statue of Kempe Gowda. Reports state that the park is being built for Rs 85 crore. Ram U Sutar and Anil R Sutar would be given the contract to make the statue and were also responsible for building the 597-feet tall Statue of Unity.
The statue of Kempe Gowda will also be set completely in bronze. In May this year, works were expedited with the coming of a sword weighing as much as 4,000 kg, which will adorn the statue, from Delhi to Bengaluru.