JAIPUR: The Airport Authority of India will generate 100 megawatt power from solar energy to light up the under-construction Ajmer airport at Kishangarh. In this regard, the AAI’s technical team recently earmarked an area to install the solar cell plates recently. “The solar electricity generated will be given to the Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited which in turn will provide it to the Ajmer airport,” said BK Tailang, airport director, Jaipur, who is incharge of the Ajmer airport.

The electricity produced here would be sufficient to run the airport initially. A technical team has inspected the area and found it suitable to install a solar plant. Meanwhile, considering the scarcity of water in Kishangarh area, the AAI is building a water harvesting system. TNN

“The new airport will witness some ‘experiments’ to ensure that it produces its own resources,” said Tailang. The authorities have roped in IIT-Bombay for developing a modern sewage treatment plant for re-use of water.

The availability of water is a prime concern for the AAI as the groundwater table in Kishangarh is very deep and the quality of water is also not good.

The Ajmer airport will have a building management system which will automatically light up the room sensing presence of passengers. “As part of our social responsibility, we will develop some facilities in nearby villages too. We will develop toilets under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” said Tailang.