Airports Authority of India, in its continuous endeavor to link under-served and un-served airports through RCS routes, is developing the civil enclave at Bareilly for the commencement of civil flight operations for Lucknow and Delhi under the Regional Connectivity Scheme.
Bareilly is the eighth largest metropolis in Uttar Pradesh and the 50th-largest city in India. Bareilly also figured amongst the PM Narendra Modi's ambitious 100 Smart City list in India. It is located on the Ramganga River and is the site of the Ramganga Barrage built for canal irrigation.
Bareilly airport belongs to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and AAI has developed a New civil enclave with an interim Terminal Building of area 525 sqm along with an apron for parking of one ATR 72 type of Aircraft. The Interim Terminal Building will be utilized for the commencement of RCS operations. Bareilly will be connected to Lucknow and Delhi under the UDAN scheme of the central government. Flights from Bareilly to Delhi or Bareilly to Lucknow are expected to start by December 2020.
Other major development works at Bareilly Airport that has been undertaken by AAI include the construction of a Pre-engineered regular Terminal building along with associated facilities, construction of an apron, and Taxi track for the operation of two ATR 72 Type of Aircraft. The total cost of this work is expected to be around Rs. 70 Crore. The Pre-Engineered regular Terminal Building, with an area of 2520 sqm, will be able to handle 150 passengers (75 Arrival and 75 Departure) during peak hours. Equipped with six check-in counters, the airport will also have a car parking facility for 90 cars. More than 80% of the work is completed and soon the airport will be ready for civil operations.
The city is a center for furniture manufacturing and trade in cotton, cereal, and sugar. With the operationalization of Bareilly Airport, the demand of business class of the region for air connectivity will be fulfilled.