Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is one of India’s most captivating, as flying into it offers moving displays of the great Himalayas. Placed 10,682 feet above sea level, this charming airport makes the most preferred option to a long road journey. To make this airport more passenger-friendly, the airport authorities have now decided to additionally host a variety of top-of-the-line amenities. In the recent turn of events, Leh, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, will now receive the best-of-breed upgrade with a dedicated top-flight terminal. The expansion will cost a whopping 480 crores in Indian rupees, however, given the leading-edge facilities, the airport plans on installing, the price appears well justified. The upgraded airport is anticipated to be developed by the end of 2022.
The development will introduce a utility building of approximately 36,000 square foot area. This latest terminal will host a four-star ‘Green Rating’ to Integrated Habitat Assessment, will have eighteen check-in counters, three aerobridges and an inline baggage handling system. By introducing this new terminal, Leh airport plans on working up to six flights at a time, as well, harbour about 250 cars. About the airport capacity; Leh airport currently regulates the movements of nearly 1 million passengers annually. This number will double up to 2 million passengers as the new terminal will see its launch. By all means, this utopia wants to be seen by more travellers in the coming years.