The ceiling of the newly-inaugurated Veer Savarkar International Airport in Andaman and Nicobar island collapsed late Saturday. A video of the same was circulated on social media recently. The Airport Authority of India said a “false ceiling outside the terminal building was loosened for the adjustment of CCTV works and final alignment.”
The false ceiling inside the terminal building is intact and no damage occurred to any of the installations inside the terminal,” they said.
The new integrated terminal building of Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia was present at the airport to be a part of the inauguration event.
Built at a cost of Rs 710 crore, the spacious new integrated terminal building is spread across an area of around 40,800 square metres and has the capacity to accommodate over 50 lakh passengers annually. The new terminal will prove to be a major boost for the tourism sector of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.