Thursday, June 12, 2008

Centre allots Rs 1800 crore for construction of 2nd terminal in Chennai

CHENNAI: The Centre has allocated Rs 1,800 crore for construction of a second domestic terminal and extension of second runway at Chennai Airport.

"Around Rs 1,800 crore have been earmarked for the construction of second domestic terminal along with the extension of second runway" Airport Director Dinesh Kumar, told PTI here today.

The new terminal will help in managing the increasing passenger traffic in the domestic sector, he said adding the construction work was expected to start in one or two months.

Airport sources said construction of an aerobridge was currently underway. Around four aerobridges are being constructed in both domestic as well as in the international terminal. As far as the new domestic terminal was concerned, it will have a departure terminal on top floor and the arrival terminal on the ground floor as there is only one entrance and exit point for passengers in the international terminal, they said.

Modernized parking bays for flights are also expected to be constructed on the second runway, the sources added.

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