Friday, November 08, 2019

Chennai news: Arakkonam, Parandur on airport authority’s radar for second airport

Chennai: The Airports of Authority of India (AAI) has begun surveying potential sites in Chennai to build a second airport in the city. Officials Wednesday visited at least two locations near Arakkonam and Parandur, based on the suggestion of the Tamil Nadu government last week.

Speaking to, an official from the AAI said the survey of the sites was in a preliminary stage and nothing has been confirmed. “We have inspected two or three sites and are on look out for more but we have not finalised anything,” the official said.

The Tamil Nadu government had shortlisted six locations — Maduramangalam, Vallathur, Thodur, Thiruporur, Mappedu and Cheyyar — as suitable sites for the new airport.

Regarding the parameters required for the new airport, the official said AAI is looking for a property which is at least 2,500 acres for its operations, and which has green cover and is easily accessible through all modes of transportation.
07/11/19 Indian Express
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