ISLAMABAD (APP) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday inaugurated the improved facilities for international and domestic passengers at Benazir Bhutto International Airport.
These facilities include new building for international departure and fast track check-in counters, business class fast track, 35 percent enhanced car park area and addition of 32 new public toilets.
Also, a new taxiway has been constructed with a cost of Rs450 million that will save Rs120 million per month for airlines.
Prime Minister Sharif visited different renovated sections of the airport and expressed satisfaction over the quality of work.
Earlier on his arrival at the airport, the Prime Minister was received by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.
Advisor to PM on Aviation Shujaat Azeem briefed the Prime Minister about the project. He said Benazir Bhutto International Airport was declared a pilot project to launch a drive of up gradation of facilities offered by the Civil Aviation Authority.
He mentioned that the services of leading national architects had been hired to give input on measures for improvement of facilities.
He said new facilities had been added to ensure quick clearance of passengers during peak rush hours. He said different passenger traffic flow patterns and the difficulties faced by passengers had been kept in view while carrying out the project.
The Advisor apprised the Prime Minister that emphasis had been laid on cleanliness, serviceability of equipment and quality of services at the Benazir Bhutto Airport.