CCEA approves expansion of airport terminals in 3 cities with Rs 5,000 crore investment

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved expansion and upgradation of airport terminals at Chennai, Guwahati and Lucknow with investment of around Rs 5,000 crore.

CCEA approves expansion of airport terminals in 3 cities with Rs 5,000 crore investment
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New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved expansion and upgradation of airport terminals at Chennai, Guwahati and Lucknow with investment of around Rs 5,000 crore.

The expansion and upgradation of integrated terminals at Chennai airport will be made at a cost of Rs 2467 crore, Guwahati airports at a cost of Rs 1383 crore and Lucknow airport at a cost of Rs 1232 crore.

Construction of New Integrated Terminal will have an area of 88,000 sqm along with the existing terminal building with 16292 sqm and will have annual capacity to handle 2.6 million international and 11 million domestic passenger traffic. The new terminal building would cater to the requirement of passenger growth up to the year 2030-31, a government release has said.

“Total built up area of the proposed terminal building, including the present proposal measuring 197000 sqm shall be 336000 sqm with an annual capacity to handle 35 mppa. The new terminal building incorporates green building features with an aim to achieve GRIHA-4 Star rating. The building would cater to the requirement of passenger growth up to the year 2026-27.

The New Terminal Building shall have an area of 102500 sqm to handle combined annual capacity (old and new terminals) of 9 mppa. The building would cater to the requirement of passenger growth up to the year 2026-27. This will encourage investment & tourism in NER with thrust on ‘Act East’ Policy.