On March 19, 2015, at the International airport of Strigino, Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev assessed the progress of construction works of a new passenger terminal. The terminal is to be launched in operation in December 2015.
According to the regional Ministry of Transport and Highways, the new terminal complex will make up 27,800 square meters, which is almost 3.5 times more than the existing terminal (8,679 m2). The new terminal will consist of three surface floors. The project provides for the installment of an advanced system of video surveillance, automated baggage handling system, contact jetways to board aircraft, system to control the occurrence of lines in areas of passenger service and more. For passenger service, the project stipulates four telescopic jetways, 19 check-in and baggage counters, spacious and comfortable waiting area, cafes and shops.
The frame of the terminal is 90 percent complete.
"All agreements about the terms of the construction remain in effect. The frame will be finished in late April, before the installation of translucent constructions starts - stained glass and windows, pipelines, outdoor lighting device, rough floors, interior and exterior, - Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev said after inspecting the new building. - This facility will give us 1.5 million passengers a year - it will create absolutely different conditions."
"The construction is being conducted on schedule. All promises made during the laying of the first stone, are being kept in full, - executive director of the International Airport of Nizhny Novgorod, Alexander Sinelnikov confirmed. - By October 2015, we plan to complete general construction works. In December, as agreed, we plan to open the new terminal and celebrate the New Year in it."
"One should have a comprehensive approach to the development of transport infrastructure. When developing air transport, one should not forget about railway and road transport either. Therefore, works are being conducted to extend Molodezhny Prospect. Strigino railway station will be built - the station will establish connection with the Moscovsky Railway Station of the city of Nizhny Novgorod so that one could go there without road transport. Modern parking areas for road transport will be organized. The combination of road, rail and air transport will make it possible to organize a modern transit hub on the base of the airport," Governor Shantsev said.
On February 8, 2013, the project of the new passenger terminal of the Nizhny Novgorod airport was approved at the town-planning council under the chairmanship of the head of the region Valery Shantsev. On June 10, 2014, the head of the region launched the construction of a new passenger terminal.
Earlier, it was reported that the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region was implementing a number of large-scale infrastructure projects, which, according to experts, would drastically change the transport system in the region. They include the construction of the second Borsky bridge that will be put into operation in 2016, a year ahead of schedule; new terminal of Strigino Airport that will be able to increase passenger traffic to 1.5 million people a year (the terminal will open in late 2015); the construction of the third stage of the Southern Bypass that will bring all transit traffic coming from Kazan to Moscow beyond the regional center is scheduled to complete in late 2016.
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