Tiruchi Airport to get Cold Storage Facility by March 2013

According to news reports, a five-tonne capacity cold storage facility for storing perishables is about to be set up at the Air Cargo Complex at Tiruchi Airport by end of March.

According to a statement released by S Dharmraj, Airport Director, Tiruchi, the cold storage is being established with the support of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA). The facility would come up at the airport as soon as necessary clearances were issued by the Airports Authority of India.

The air cargo complex is also likely to get the Electronic Data Interchange (EID) for speedy processing and clearance of export/import procedure. “Efforts were underway in association with the Customs Department to get the facility, also by March end,” Mr.Dharmaraj said speaking at a function to mark the first anniversary of the air cargo complex at the airport on Friday.

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