The high-level meeting chaired by Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal to plan developmental activities for the international airport here on Monday decided to introduce in-line baggage handling system and install one more aerobridge at the international terminal.
The meeting gave a thumbs up to the proposal for developing the international terminal as a multi-modal hub with rail, water and road connectivity.
The Minister said the issues pertaining to cargo clearance was taken up with the customs authorities.
The Minister assured to reinstate the number of flights cancelled from the capital during the Air India pilots strike.
The new aerobridge, the fourth one in the airport, will be installed within ten months. The in-line baggage handling system will be launched in June. The new radar system will be commissioned by April.
Venugopal also said that Visa on Arrival facility would be introduced in Thiruvananthapuram within a month. Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Shashi Tharoor, said he had conveyed his apprehensions over acquiring more land for airport development.
CM Oommen Chandy, Health Minister V S Sivakumar, AAI chairman V P Agrawal, T’Puram airport director V N Chandran attended the meeting.