The ministry of civil aviation shared some stunning pictures of the new integrated terminal building at Chennai Airport. The new terminal building, spanning an area of 2,20,972 sqm., is set to cater to the growing air traffic in the state of Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the new state of the art integrated terminal building at Chennai Airport will be an important addition to Chennai’s infrastructure.
The terminal building will be inaugurated by the PM on Saturday, April 8 and will boost connectivity and also benefit the local economy.
“With the annual passenger handling capacity of 35 million passengers per annum, the modern facility at the Chennai Airport will improve air travel experiences for all,” the ministry of civil aviation said.
The integrated terminal building has been developed at the cost of Rs 1,260 crore. The new terminal is a striking reflection of the local Tamil culture, incorporating traditional features such as the Kolam, Saree, Temples, and other elements that highlight the natural surroundings.
Last month, the Airport Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting was convened under the Chairmanship of Thiru T. R. Baalu, Member of Parliament (LS), at Chennai International Airport to review the developmental aspects and other points pertaining to passenger facilitation of Airport.
The meeting commenced deliberating on issues concerning the Chennai Airport modernisation project, airside enhancement works, clearing of obstacles and acquisition of land pockets identified for development.
The Modernisation phase II, which is underway, will be able to cater to 35 MPPA, which is a seamless increase from the existing capacity of 17 MPPA. However, in consonance with the terminal capacity increase, airside works are progressing well to meet the demand and the land pockets which are already identified and need to be acquired for further development.