Sunday, February 05, 2023

Chennai airport to be expanded by taking over AAI colony, Air India colony

Chennai: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to further expand Chennai airport by building a satellite terminal on the northern side of the main runway and by expanding the airside by taking over the AAI colony and Air India colony near GST Road.

The work is likely to be taken up after the ongoing expansion of the terminals are completed to boost the passenger capacity to 35 million a year.

A new terminal is ready for opening and an extension of the new one will be completed by end of 2024.

AAI chairman Sanjiv Kumar said that in addition to building one more terminal, which will be completed by end of 2024, the authority was also planning to increase the airside capacity by reconfiguring the communication and navigational equipment and by taking over the AAI colony and the Air India colony so that the capacity of the airport can be increased to 50 million passengers a year.

"We asked for land and will be able to build one more terminal in the northern side with a new approach road," he added

An official said that the new approach road will come from the Tambaram bypass road. AAI had been keeping a few options ready for a few years to add more capacity to the existing airport because the second airport may take time. The existing airport and the new one at Parandur will be used together, said Union minister of civil aviation Jyotiradiya Scindia.

05/02/23 Times of India

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