Airports Authority of India then undertook the project work for the new integrated terminal building (NITB) in the year 2017 at an estimated cost of 500 Crore to cater to the growing demands of the ever increasing traffic. The new Integrated Terminal building with state of the art infrastructure will be a landmark building for the state of Tripura and will have a handling capacity of 3 million passengers per annum. With a built-up area of 30,000 sq. metres, the new terminal building has been designed to handle 1,000 domestic and 200 international passengers during peak hours and will be equipped with all modern amenities.
The new terminal of the airport in Agartala will have 20 check-in counters, six parking bays( all power in & push back), four-passenger boarding bridges, conveyor belts and passenger-friendly modern facilities and amenities like In line baggage system(ILBS), Escalators, Lifts etc.
In addition to the New Terminal building, two new Taxiways, Hangar for A-321, new Isolation Bay, CISF Barrack, E & M Workshop and new operational boundary wall have also been constructed at a cost of around Rs. 113.00 crores.
A new Cargo Terminal at Agartala is also under construction with one time holding capacity of 40,150 MT and is likely to be completed by December’ 2021 at an estimated cost of Rs. 14.50 crore. This will act as a catalyst for the speedy movement of the goods and produce including perishable items.
In order to have clean and green source of energy, AAI has taken up a project in collaboration with NTPC for erection of Solar Power Plant of 2.0 MW capacity and contract for the same has already been awarded by NTPC. Upon operationalization of this Solar Power Plant, this Airport will run entirely on green energy with net metering facility with Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL).
A sprawling greenery of about 20,000 sq. metres in front of the Terminal building beautifies the landscape and edifies the green tag given to the state of Tripura.