Sunday, December 10, 2017

AAI to kick-start development work at Chennai airport in January

Chennai: The new year will see Airports Authority of India (AAI) kicking off much-needed major development work — demolition of the old domestic terminal for rebuilding and straightening of a taxi track — as part of the Rs 2,000 crore phase 2 expansion of Chennai airport. The taxi track straightening will begin in January while the old terminal will be pulled down in February. The work is being carried out to augment passenger handling capacity and flight handling capacity of the airport.
As per the phase 2 expansion of Chennai airport, the plan is to pull down the old domestic terminal and build a new integrated terminal in its place between the domestic and international terminals currently in use. The first step is to pull down the building without hampering passenger and flight services.
A senior official said the contractor who has bagged the work would start demolition in February and would complete it in three months. "The company needs to inspect the place and finalise the process of demolition," he added.
10/12/17 V Ayyappan/Times of India