New Chennai Sriperumbudur Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 8 years (31-Dec-2027)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Chennai
Country/Territory: India

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A proposed second airport for Chennai. The airport will either be located on a 4800 acre site at Sriperumbudur, in Madurantakam or Gummidipoondi. The development project is not expected to be complete before 2027.

Mar-2019. Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) issued a RFP for the selection of a consultant for the development of a greenfield airport near Chennai. The RFP includes provisions for undertaking a techno economic feasibility survey, site selection and preparation of a project report. The deadline for the submission of RFP documents is 01-Apr-2019.

Feb-2018. Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra instructed officials to accelerate the feasibility survey process for two potential alternative sites for the development of New Chennai Sriperumbudur Airport, including a 1500 acre site at Madurantakam and a second site at Gummidipoondi. The AAI will require approximately 2000 acres for the project.

Oct-2017. Airports Authority of India (AAI) is exploring four alternative sites for the New Chennai Sriperumbudur Airport development project, including Walajabad, Madhurantakam, Alamathy and Gummidipoondi, following ongoing problems with land procurement in the vicinity of Sriperumbudur. The AAI does not expect to complete the airport development project before 2027.

Aug-2017. Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra reported the AAI plans to undertake aerial obstacle studies at a number of sites proposed by the Tamil Nadu State Government for the establishment of a second airport to serve the city of Chennai.

Nov-2016. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha advised New Chennai Sriperumbudur Airport's proposal is under consideration and that Ministry wants to ensure land can be provided for the project. Japan International Cooperation Agency prepared a report that states an additional airport in Chennai is necessary since expected passenger demand should surpass Chennai International Airport's peak capacity of 23 million passengers p/a, by 2020/21.

Jul-2016. Airports Authority of India (AAI) is preparing to revive plans for the Sriperumbudur Airport development project. Chennai International Airport director Deepak Shastri said the development is needed to ensure that regional airports do not become saturated within a few years. 

Sep-2015. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) deputy chief representative for India Ichiguchi Tomohide said a second airport serving Chennai will form part of the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor project. The airport will be located on a 4800 acre site at Sriperumbudur.

Recently, India's Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the existing Chennai Airport is “collapsing” due to poor construction, with Goa and Kolkata airports also facing similar construction issues, with both airports facing incidents of glass and false ceiling collapses. He said: “It is a fact that we have had an India Scam going everywhere and we want to put an end to all such scams and scandals".

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