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PM Modi to open new Chennai airport terminal today
PM Modi to open new Chennai airport terminal today

CHENNAI: Today,  April 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first section of Chennai Airport's new Integrated Terminal Building. The new Integrated Terminal Building at Chennai Airport  will represent a significant improvement to the city's infrastructure. The local economy will also gain,  and connections will be improved, the PM said.

The 2,20,972 square metre new integrated terminal building at Chennai Airport is planned to accommodate the state of Tamil Nadu's increasing flight traffic.

The Chennai Airport's state-of-the-art infrastructure would enhance everyone's experience flying. The airport can handle 35 million people annually.

There are 108 immigration desks in all, distributed evenly between the arrival and departure sectors of the terminal.

By speeding up the transit procedure, these immigration counters would considerably improve the travel experience for travellers.

To speed up departure, Phase I of the NITB contains 100 cutting-edge check-in counters. These counters have brilliant colour tones and are made of solid acrylic. Moreover, self-baggage drop kiosks will be available, which will simplify check-in.

The ceilings of the new terminal are decorated with mesmerising theme lights that mimic South Indian Kolam patterns. These features lead guests to a magnificent realm where old and new coexist.

The Skylight is one of the new terminal's distinctive features. It minimises energy consumption, makes a place feel lively and spacious, and captures natural light to illuminate the area inside the building.

The installation of 11 Automated Tray Retrieval Systems (ATRS) for screening carry-on luggage will speed up security screening in the new terminal, ensuring speedy screening and efficient passenger clearance.

The new terminal complies with GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) requirements. This rating system was created to assess how well habitats and structures function in terms of the environment.

The new terminal building has majestic, gilded columns and pillars that are completed with champagne stainless steel strips. The New Terminal's overall design is made more opulent and magnificent by its golden finish.

On April 8, Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundationstone for the renovation of the Secunderabad railway station. The redevelopment of Secunderabad Railway Station, to be done at a cost of Rs.720 crore, is being planned so that it will undergo a significant makeover with top-notch amenities and an aesthetically pleasing landmark station structure, Prime Minister's Office (PMO)  said.

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