Thursday, May 25, 2017

Airports Authority of India plans to integrate terminals at airport

CHENNAI: The Airports Authority of India is moving closer to building new terminals proposed as part of phase II expansion of Chennai airport. A detailed project report has been submitted and a tender will soon be floated to find a contractor.
The proposal to build two buildings after demolishing the old ones and integrate them with the steel and glass terminals currently being used was announced when the new terminals were inaugurated in 2013.
Airport director G Chandramouli said, "We will be holding meeting with stakeholders [airlines and terminal users] to finalise details." The buildings, AAI hopes, will help push the aiport's passenger capacity to 30 million from the existing 23 million.
The old domestic building is lying unused while the old international building has been integrated with the new building and is being used as an international arrival. As the phase II expansion was taking time, the authorities demolished a wall, expanded the arrival area and installed more baggage conveyors for international passengers a year ago.
Sources said that the design of the new building would be in sync with the steel and glass buildings that were opened in 2013.
25/05/17 The Times Of India

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