In Pictures: Chennai Airport’s New Terminal Under Construction, To Be Commissioned By Dec 2022Chennai Airport terminal under construction

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.

Work underway at night
Work underway at night
The new integrated terminal handles both domestic and international operations
The new integrated terminal handles both domestic and international operations
Rs 2,467 crore project is set to be completed by the end of 2022
Rs 2,467 crore project is set to be completed by the end of 2022
The iconic roof is inspired from the curves created by the Bharatanatyam Dancer's attire
The iconic roof is inspired from the curves created by the Bharatanatyam Dancer's attire

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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