AAI mulling to revive Greenfield airport project

The airport would spread over 4,800 acres, is estimated to cost Rs 20,000 crore

GN Bureau | July 22, 2016


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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) could hold talks with the Tamil Nadu government in an attempt to revive the plan for implementing the Sriperumbudur Greenfield airport in Chennai. The airport would spread over 4,800 acres and is estimated to cost Rs 20,000 crore. But according to a news report published in The Hindu, it may be difficult to implement the project as many of the plots around the site have been de-notified now.

Airport director Deepak Shastri has said that they have been trying to approach the state government and plan to hold talks on the same. “The sooner the project starts, the better it is for the city. We really need this airport as the phase II too will become saturated in a few years. If we start making preparatory work for this project now, it will be convenient to manage the air traffic by the time it is complete,” he told the paper.

At present, the city airport handles about 400 aircraft movements per day which could substantially increase by 2020. Unless the Greenfield project is implemented soon, it could become quite difficult to handle the fast growing traffic, the report added.
 

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