Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International NAG
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is a significant airport, which serves the city of Nagpur. The airport caters to domestic as well as international flights. Another name that is popularly given to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International NAG is Sonegaon Airport. The state of Maharashtra has eighteen airports, and this airport is one of them.
The background of the name of the airport is quite interesting. It has been named after the famous economist, politician, and jurist of India, Bhjmaro, who is also known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. This airport has a very strategic and central location and because of this, it has contributed a great deal in the growth of air travel of the country.
The airport connects Nagpur with various international destinations as well as the aviation hubs like Mumbai and Delhi. Many airlines serve this airport; these include Air Arabia, Air India Regional, Jet Airways, JetLite, IndiGo, GoAir, and Kingfisher Airlines. The major cities of India for which flights are served include Bangalore, Nanded, Indore, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, and others.
The airport has a runway that is 10,500 ft long and 1033 ft high. There is another runway at the airport, which is 9,358 ft. There are plans for expanding the second runway for extending cargo operations. The terminal building of the airport has also been expanded. This terminal is able to handle more than 400 domestic passengers and 150 international passengers at one time.
The Multimodal International Hub Airport project is also underway at the airport, and it is going to make it a major hub for commercial and economic activities in India as well as Asia. This will lend the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar NAG great capabilities for effectively handling huge amount of cargo and passengers.
Transportation facilities like cabs and buses are available for the airport. In addition, there is also a train service that connects the city of Nagpur with other cities.
Various car rental companies offer car hire facilities at the airport. The most popular of these include Hertz, Easy Car, and Budget along with many others. You can book your car for rental at the airport counter of these companies.
The communication facilities at the Dr. BabaSaheb Ambedkar International NAG are excellent. In addition, ATM is also available. With the construction of the new terminal, the facilities at the airport have improved a great deal. Now there is central air conditioning, visual docking guidance system, CCTV, lifts, and conveyer system.
The number of check-in counters in the terminal is twenty and twenty immigration counters are equipped with modern state of the art equipment. The parking space for the airport is also huge with the capacity for more than 600 cars. Other facilities include a duty free shop, restaurants, food court, and also an Internet café.