PM Modi inaugurates Terminal 2 of Bengaluru Kempegowda Airport

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PM Modi  inaugurates  Terminal 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on 11 November. He also unveiled the 108 feet high bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the 'Statue of Prosperity'.

Important facts

  • The bronze statue was constructed to commemorate the contribution of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the founder of the city of Bengaluru.

  • The Prime Minister attended the 36th Convocation of Gandhigram Rural Institute in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

  • On 12 November Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. 

  • He will visit the RFCL plant at Ramagundam, Telangana.

Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport

  • Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport, built at a cost of around Rs 5000 crores.

  • Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport The passenger capacity of the airport, which is currently 2.5 million, will now increase to 5-6 crore.

  • Terminal 2 is designed as the Garden City of Bengaluru where travellers will experience a "walk in the garden".

  • The airport has already set a benchmark in sustainability with 100% utilization of renewable energy on campus.

  • Terminal 2 will be the largest terminal in the world to receive a pre-certified platinum rating by the US GBC (Green Building Council) before commencing operations.

  • Terminal 2 is influenced by four guiding principles: Terminal in the Garden, Sustainability, Technology and Arts and Culture.

Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express

  • PM also flagged off the Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat Express and Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan trains at KSR Railway Station.

  • This is the fifth Vande Bharat Express train in the country and the first such train in South India.

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