Ahmedabad: Not only airplanes, but airports are also responsible for carbon emissions in the civil aviation sector. Therefore, Indian airports like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi and Vadodara have taken several steps to reduce their carbon footprint, and now Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA or Ahmedabad International Airport) is also going to increase greenery for tomorrow. progressed in the direction of
In line with the global vision of increasing green cover, SVPIA as part of its current initiative has planted over 2,000 trees of around 20 different species at the airport. Just before privatization a year ago the airport had around 6000 trees and now in a short span of 1 year it has increased to 8000 in which only 2000 trees have been added in one year. To add to the green cover and reduce the carbon footprint, SVPI Airport is taking several initiatives, one of them being to increase greenery inside and outside the terminal buildings.
In a period of 1 year of privatization, the airport has added about 2000 square meters of bush area and 1200 square meters of green cover by using lawns. With the proactive efforts of SVPI Airport, greenery has grown and is getting closer to the goal of better sustainable development through various programs for a greener future.
The number of about 6000 trees has now increased to 8000 and in the next 4 years there are plans to get around 20,000 with 10,000 sqm of bushes which was 5000 sqm about a year ago and increased to 7000 sqm by January 2022. green carpet lawn approx 10,000 sqm and has increased to 11200 sqm and the target is to make it 20,000 sqm in the coming years.
In fact, the New Year 2022 began with the upgrade of the airport to the outdoor areas with nearly 100 palm trees, more than 5,000 ornamental shrubs and over 10,000 monolithic flowers. Terminals 1 and 2 indoor have been upgraded with over 400 ornamental plants and over 2,500 indoor plants respectively, enhancing the indoor’s micro-environment.
It is not only a matter of increasing greenery, planting bushes and trees in SVPIA, but also implementing environmental standards and controls, creating green infrastructure, reducing noise pollution, adopting sustainable best practices, developing fuel efficiency, energy and water There is also a global approach to ensuring sustainable practices at all levels, including employing a resource conservation policy related to and systematic recycling.
As a crusader dedicated to promoting a green and sustainable environment, SVPIA has taken several pioneering and influential measures. In the near future, a green cover consisting of 20,000 trees is planned, including 10,000 sqm of shrubs and 20,000 sqm of green carpet lawn landscape. The airport is one of the most sustainable airports globally due to the efficient green practices adopted by SVPIA.
Which strives to provide sustainability for tomorrow, providing the best of facilities for its passengers today. Apart from this, the airport has also worked towards implementation of its measures through optimum utilization of its existing resources.
SVPIA has been working at the highest safety and security standards through efficient and easy-to-use features that exceed customer expectations while creating value for its stakeholders.
first published:Jan. 12, 2022, 10:56 a.m.