After visiting the famous Danteshwari temple, we headed towards the Swami Vivekananda airport, Raipur for it also included in our list of sightseeing. We had heard a lot about the different kinds of modernized facilities that were present in the airport and were dying to view them. The airport was formerly known as the Mana Airport and was around 15 kilometres away from the main city. The modern day facilities and the massive construction made the airport a good convenient place for the tourists coming to this part of the world. It had all the facilities for welcoming people from different parts of the world warmly.
We knew that in the year 2006 there was a large increase in the number of passengers using this airport and we could see the reasons for that. The whole premise was under the Civil Aviation Department of Indian government and the staff ensured that all the aspects regarding maintenance were handled carefully. It was evident that the airport was upgraded and the new features were quite unique in their own class. The airport was amongst the most famous non-metro airports in the entire country. We learnt that almost all private and government airlines operated from the airport and the people could easily travel to different parts of the country without any trouble.
Because of the ever increasing demand for the airlines and related services, the Government of India had taken an initiative to modernize the Swami Vivekananda airport, Raipur. The airport was named after the famous son of the country, Sri Swami Vivekananda and was equipped with all the latest facilities. The place was located in the outskirts of the city and was surrounded with landscapes offering beautiful scenery. We could also see the new terminal, which was integrated with the old one and it covered approximately 2.6 acres or 10500 sq meters. It was constructed jointly by two well-known companies from Ukraine. It was equipped with two aero bridges, two x-ray machines for checking luggage, three check points for security, twenty check-in counters and three conveyors. The provision for forthcoming international flights on fifteen immigration counters was seriously commendable.