On Wednesday (11 January), the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said that the Chennai airport’s new integrated terminal would be commissioned by the end of 2022.
The new terminal under construction in two phases will enhance the handling capacity of Chennai airport from 21 million passengers per annum to 35 million passengers per annum.
According to the press release by the Airports Authority of India, the estimated cost of the project is Rs 2,467 crores. It also includes a multi-level mechanised car park and integration of Metro rail.
The New integrated terminal, with a total area of more than two lakh square metres, will be used for both International and Domestic operations.
Chennai Airport managed by AAI is India’s fourth busiest airport. Airports Authority of India, under the Civil Aviation Ministry, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country.
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