Friday, June 09, 2017

Tamil Nadu mulls dropping Sriperumbudur greenfield airport project

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has nearly dropped the proposed Greenfield airport in Sriperumbudur from its radar, and is now identifying three to four more sites for the second airport.

Airport Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra, flanked by Chennai Airport director G Chandramouli and Airport Authority of India Member (Planning) Sudhir Raheja, said that 2,000 acres of land is required for the airport.

The site will be identified after conducting an ‘obstacle survey’, he said.

Interestingly, sources told Express the land earmarked in Sriperumbudur has now been denotified.

A report — ‘Comprehensive Integrated Masterplan for Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor’ — prepared by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) states that the additional airport in Chennai is necessary as passenger demand is expected to surpass capacity in 2020-21.
09/06/17 New Indian Express