Saturday, January 01, 2022

Come June, Chennai airport all set to get swanky upgrades

Chennai: With a brand-new terminal and two multi-level car parking complexes, all set to open in June, the year 2022 is going to be a crucial year for the development of Chennai airport. While the terminal construction is still underway, car parking complexes, which include a mall, a hotel, and a multiplex, are almost complete and will be opened by June.

The expansion is being taken after 2013 when the domestic and international terminals were commissioned. Works to rebuild the existing international arrivals, add more aircraft parking bays, a parallel taxiway, MRO, altogether will make the airport capable of handling 35million passengers. The deadline for these expansion works is set for 2024.

Airport director Sharad Kumar said that the new integrated terminal and the parking complexes will be completed and ready by June 2022. “The year is going to be crucial because the new facilities are going to open. These will help improve passenger experience and the airport's passenger handling capacity.” The last section of the truss for the roof of the terminal was installed recently. “The new terminal will have modern facilities including the infrastructure needed to implement bio-metric driven passenger entry and more counters for check-in and immigration,” he added.

The integrated terminal with facilities for DiGi Yatra service – a face recognition-based digital processing of passengers - will be implemented after the ministry’s approval. The parking complexes, which can accommodate around 2000 cars, were supposed to open by early 2021 but the deadline had to be moved to the end of the year, and has been postponed further due to the slowing work and rain.

01/01/22 Times of India

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