The Foundation Stone of the extension of Terminal Building of Surat Airport in Gujarat was laid by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India today. The foundation stone laying ceremony took place in the august presence of Shri Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat and other esteemed dignitaries. Airports Authority of India, under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to provide air connectivity and develop and upgrade airport infrastructure across the country. Due to the proactive measures being undertaken by the Government, India is already one of the fastest growing civil aviation markets in the world. The terminal building of Surat Airport is being extended by the Airports Authority of India, at the cost of Rs. 354 Crores. The existing Terminal Building having an area of 8474 sqm will be extended by additional 17046 sqm. (excluding City Side and air side kerb) to have a total area of 25, 520 sqm. After the extension, the terminal building will be capable to handle (1200 Domestic + 600 International) i.e. 1800 passenger during the peak hours. Surat Airport then, will be able to handle 2.6 million passengers annually.