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Old March 16 2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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CHENNAI: The Sriperumbudur airport project has been shelved, top Central and State government officials in the know of the project have said.

With works apace on modernisation of the Chennai airport and taking into consideration the traffic growth, the State and Union governments have decided not to go ahead with the idea of construction of a new airport at Sriperumbudur.

Senior State government officials and the Union Civil Aviation Ministry confirmed the development, and asserted that with the completion of the expansion works at the Chennai airport, there would be no need for an additional airport.

“Many major cities in the world operate with one airport. Our traffic volume cannot justify a second airport,” a State government official said.
The officials opined that it would not be possible to keep two airports operational given the traffic projections. Also, the additional expenditure involved in investing in a mass rapid rail link between the two airports could not be justified.

On the issues of land acquisition for the expansion of the Chennai airport, a senior Civil Aviation official said there was only a disagreement over the price of a few acres. “The Cantonment Board is quoting a price and the State government is quoting much lower price. This can be sorted out.” The Ministry was working with both the Defence Ministry and the State government on the issue.

The State government had identified 4,820.66 acres in Tirumangalam, Mambakkam, Irungulam, Vadamangalam, Padicherry, Sirukilai, Kilai and Sriperumbudur in the Sriperumbudur taluk, and Tirupandiyur and Vayalur in the Tiruvallur taluk for the project.

The lands marked out for the greenfield airport are close to the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway.
According to the present procedure, if there is a need for a new airport, the State government has to acquire all the required land and give it to the Airports Authority of India (which is entrusted with the project).

Officials here made it clear land acquisition of populated areas was already a contested issue.
When it was pointed out that the freeze on registration of property in the area continued, the official said the Registration Department would investigate the issue.
 
Old March 21 2010, 02:51 PM   #2
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But you can sell lands at high price by saying the Rail link from Avadi to Sriperumbuthur.... Anyhow it may take another 20 years to built this rail network. But now itself you can sell 20 times higher premium for the lands in between Avadi to Sriperumbuthur !!!!!
 
Old March 21 2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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But you can sell lands at high price by saying the Rail link from Avadi to Sriperumbuthur.... Anyhow it may take another 20 years to built this rail network. But now itself you can sell 20 times higher premium for the lands in between Avadi to Sriperumbuthur !!!!!
Hahaha.... I wonder most of space in Chennai sells on such promising rumors
 
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A proposal for a second airport for Chennai at Sriperumbudur, which was put on the backburner over a year ago, may soon take shape as a team of official representatives from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is coming down on Wednesday for a preliminary feasibility study.
A six-member team will visit Chennai to assess the techno-economic feasibility of dual airport operations in Chennai and Sriperumbudur, and give a report in six months, airport sources said. “ICAO has appointed Louis Berger Group Inc Co From USA to conduct the study. A joint visit by ICAO officials and state government officials will take place on Thursday. The team will be back later as per their requirement,” Devraj, regional executive director of AAI said.
AAI had funded the whole study by investing about Rs 5-6 crore after the state government showed interest in developing the new airport.
AAI Chairman V P Agrawal had told the media in July last year that the new airport project would be a joint venture with TIDCO. Following this, the project was shelved. However, with ICAO's visit it's revived again!
 
Old July 2 2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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NOT GIVEN UP YET!

can such a statement be given credence,that too by the govt.

waht are they contemplating yet.

a project for which land had been acquired was shelved.this shows the weight of the factors which works against the proposal or plainly the need was not estb.

take this announcement with a pinch(big) of salt.
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A meeting to consider a techno-economical feasibility study on ‘dual airport operation' in Sriperumbudur and Chennai will be held here on Wednesday.
It will explore the possibility of operating simultaneously the existing airport at Tirusoolam and a new airport at Sriperumbudur.
Giving the details to TheHindu, D. Devaraj, Regional Executive Director, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Southern Region, said a six-member team from International Civil Aviation Organisation and Louis Berger Group Inc, USA, the organisation which is to conduct the study, officials from the AAI and State government will attend the meeting.
Mr. Devaraj said later, the team, along with AAI and State government officials, would make a field visit to Sriperumbudur on Thursday and collect data. The AAI had provided Rs.2.5 crore ($5,59,799) for the study, which would be completed in six months.
Mr. Devaraj said the AAI had requested the State government to allot nearly 4,500 to 5,000 acres at Sriperumbudur to create a second airport, which would have two runways besides shopping malls, hotels and other facilities.
Sale of land frozen
Already sale of land in certain blocks in Sriperumbudur taluk had been frozen. Under an earlier proposal, the State government had identified nearly 4,500 acres, spread over 42 villages in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, for the second airport.
Kiloy, Siru Kiloy, Mambakkam and Vadamangalam in Sriperumbudur block in Kancheepuram district and Thiruppandhiyur, Kottaiyur and Vayalur in Kadambathur block in Tiruvallur district were some of the villages identified for acquiring land for the project.
Earlier, the Civil Aviation Ministry was against proceeding with the idea of a second airport at Sriperumbudur on the ground that it would not be possible to keep two airports operational at the same time given the traffic projections.
The expenditure involved in land acquisition and in establishing a mass rapid rail link between the two airports could not be justified, it was felt.
 
Old July 6 2010, 03:36 PM   #7
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This Sriperamputhur Airport story is going in the same path as Bangalore's Airport drama at Devanahalli.
12 years ago an idea was concived to build a Greenfield Airport at Devanahalli in Bangalore. Since then the project was canned and brought back to life no less than 5 times. At last after all the ocillilation for 8-10 years they commenced the project and completed it recently.

The land owners & investors went mad over the first 10 years.
 
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Read below article and though it sounds more logical not sure what would happen. I could see the reason now why the new airport in bangalore is so far. I think it wouldn't not come up anyways thaz my 25c...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chenn...orts-close-690
 
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