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The minister in a webinar on Atmanirbhar Bharat: Fostering Steel Usage in Housing & Construction and Aviation Sector, said on Tuesday, the value of steel used in the construction of Airport Terminal Buildings in the past 3-years is Rs570cr.
He said, "Steel is being used extensively in Airport Terminal buildings for the roof structure and as support to glass façade." Adding he stated that with a steel roof structure, large column-free spaces can be created to give unobstructed view and appearance.
Thereby, Puri says that the value of steel expected to be used for the construction of Airport Terminal Buildings in the next 5-years amounting approximately to Rs1,905cr. He also said that in the next five years 15 new Terminal buildings are planned at a cost of Rs15,000cr requiring a large quantity of steel and added that on an average 12-15% of cost component is steelwork for Airports.
Puri believes that the steel ministry’s vision of 300MT of capacity by 2030 would be strongly supplemented by the demand generated by urban infrastructure development over the next decade.