Airports Authority of India’s (AII) Chennai has been witnessing tremendous traffic growth over the years which has necessitated the revamp of the airport aimed at providing a world-class terminal to passengers. The second phase of Chennai Airport Modernization commenced in the year 2019 when the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone for the prestigious project.
The modernization of the Chennai Airport is planned in multiple stage. The first stage has witnessed the dismantling of the existing Domestic Terminal T-2 with an area of 19,250 sqm, for construction of a new facility which is scheduled to be commissioned by June 2021. The second stage will be the demolishment of International Terminal T-3, with an area of 42,300 sqm. and construction of the new terminal. The total project will be expected to be commissionned by December 2022.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 2467 Cr which also includes integration of airside corridor for seamless ﬂow, augmentation of contact bays, integration of multi-level mechanized car park and Metro rail.
The new combined terminal (Stage-I+ Stage-II) will function as one large Integrated terminal for International and Domestic operations having a total area of 2,18,000 sqm, will boost the present capacity from 21 million passengers per annum to 35 million passengers per annum.
Chennai Airport is the fourth biggest airport in India in terms of passenger handled every year. With the new terminal coming up, Chennai Airport will be termed as one of the unique engineering marvels