Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Poompuhar roped in for Chennai airport beautification

The Chennai Airport has roped in Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, popularly known as Poompuhar, for the second round of beautification process entailing a cost of Rs. 2.5 crore. In 2015, ahead of the Global Investors Meet (GIM) that attracted investments to the tune of Rs. 2.42 lakh crore, Poompuhar was engaged for beautification of Chennai Airport.

“The first phase of beautification was carried out at a cost of Rs. 2.8 crore. Over 40 locations, predominantly in the arrival area of Anna International Terminal, were covered under Phase-I,” said Deepak Shastri, Director of Chennai Airport.

“The leftover locations in the departure area of Anna International Terminal are now proposed to be beautified under Phase-II. Several antique artefacts, statues, wall panelling and modern paintings will be installed,” he added.

According to the Chennai Airport officials, there was tremendous appreciation and feedback from passengers and user agencies and this has also resulted in enhancing the overall image of the airport.

“The beautification plans were finalised in consultation with renowned architect Roopmathi Anand engaged by Poompuhar,” Mr. Shastri said.
22/03/16 Sangeetha Kandavel/The Hindu
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