Wednesday, March 22, 2006

AAI keen on developing minor airports in TN

Chennai: The Airports Authority of India is keen on developing smaller airports in Tamil Nadu to ease congestion at Chennai Airport.
Releasing a CII report on `Traffic Assessment for Madurai Airport' at a function here today, Regional Executive Director of Airports Authority of India, K Ramalingam said the AAI had plans to develop the airports at Pondicherry, Salem, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and Tuticorin.
He said the AAI had invested Rs 9.73 crore in developing Coimbatore as the growth of the airport in terms of passengers and cargo was encouraging. Similarly, the authority had invested Rs 9.14 crore in developing Tiruchirappalli airport. The runways at the airports were being extended, apart from improving the parking area and construction of a terminal building, Ramalingam said.
21/03/06 Economic Times
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