BENGALURU: The Kempe Gowda International Airport will soon have a 2.6 acre wide cold storage facility for cargo carrying perishable food items.
Cold chain provider, Rinac India Limited,will be carrying out the work of setting up cold storage rooms also known as Coolport to preserve food items in transit.
This sanction for the order was approved by Air India SATS Airport ServicesPrivate Limited,which is owned partly by Air India Ltd.
The National Carrier of India is taking the help of Singapore based SATS Ltd, a premium ground and cargo handling company, to monitor the food.
The project estimated to be worth `21.75 crore will be completed within six months,a statement said.
Rinac’s scope of work under the specified contract with AISAT includes civil engineering, electrical wiring, plumbing and sanitary work, fire fighting and paneling and flooring work.
Previously,Rinac had executed such a project to store baggage with food at the Cochin International Airport and Delhi International Airport.
The company has successfully built food parks, integrated cold chains and flight kitchen before handing over the management to the airports.