CII Urges Tamil Nadu Govt To Develop Aerocity Around Upcoming Chennai's Second Airport At Parandur

by V Bhagya Subhashini - Aug 10, 2022 05:19 PM +05:30 IST
CII Urges Tamil Nadu Govt To Develop Aerocity Around Upcoming Chennai's Second Airport At ParandurChennai airport. (image via Sonak Sasmal/Facebook)

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has asked the Tamil Nadu state government to build aerocity around the proposed second airport site.

Satyakam Arya, the chairperson of the CII Tamil Nadu, met the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at the Secretariat on Monday (8 August) and advocated for the aero city, which could also include a state-of-the-art convention centre to host global conferences and exhibitions.

According to Arya, the aerocity could include maintenance and repair facilities, aviation ancillary units, and commercial establishments.

He stated that CII had long advocated for Chennai to get a second airport and that the new investment the green field airport would attract would help the state's economy.

He also noted that it would boost infrastructure, increase direct and indirect employment, and strengthen local and international connectivity, reports The New Indian Express.

The new airport will be welcomed by tier II and III cities since it will improve last-mile connectivity, support exporters, and advance international travel.

The IT sector will benefit immensely from this, and more IT companies will be able to open offices in Chennai as a result, according to J Murugavel, head of the CII Chennai zone.

Increased commercial prospects and economic growth will result from more international business travel, contributing to achieving a trillion-dollar economy by 2030.

Praising the announcement of the new airport, Shankar Vanavarayar, Vice Chairman of CII Tamil Nadu, suggested the State Government explore expanding the metro service from Chennai to Parandur to encourage industrialization from Chennai toward Parandur.

According to him, passengers will benefit from a dedicated service line that will take about 30 minutes to get from the current airport to the new airport.

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