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Greenfield Airport plan on fast track Express News Service
September 6 2011 , 12:15 AM   #1
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Greenfield Airport plan on fast track Express News Service

Greenfield Airport plan on fast track Express News Service , The New Indian Express
Posted on Sep 05, 2011 at 10:36am IST

NEW DELHI: Plans for a new airport at Sriperumbudur near Chennai seemed to have taken wings after officials of Airports Authority of India (AAI) met with Chief Secretary Debendranath Sarangi with a proposal for the airport last week.
AAI sources confirmed that the executive director (Architect) of AAI met Sarangi to give him a presentation on what the airport would look like. The proposal also suggested that the new airport should be� privatised. Five sites in the area were identified for the project with TIDCO’s recommendations.
While AAI had made a proposal for two parallel runways at the site, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)-appointed Louis Berger Group Inc submitted a techno-feasibility study on dual airport operations in which it recommended that one runway would be enough to meet the demands, given the constraints of land procurement for the greenfield airport. ICAO report also recommended the airport be built on a public-private partnership basis. “With the current modernisation, the capacity for handling 23 million people will be achieved by 2018-19. Beyond that, a new airport becomes mandatory. Spadework on the greenfield airport is likely to start in 2016,” an AAI source said.
On the economic feasibility of building the new airport, ICAO recommended that AAI could be responsible for phase I of construction but later the operations and expansion should be handed over to a private party. The anticipated expenditure for phase-I of the project is `4,000 crore with a 87,000 sq mt terminal along with a parking space for 750 vehicles. “In the second phase we are looking at 1.5 lakh sq mt of terminal and enhancing parking space to accommodate 1,500 vehicles. This will require an investment of `1,475 crore,” an AAI official said.
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This is in the news now for the fourth time
September 10 2011 , 11:54 AM   #3
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Hi,
As said this news keeps coming time and again ! I see the hand of land lobby in this ! How then does one justify the high plot value in god-forsaken places in and around chennai ! Remember the 'Detroit' ad when the plane takes off with the price too on take off !
What about the announcement in Parliament early last year when it was told that the proposal was shelved ??? The 'cycle of greed 'will ensure that the plot prices in Sriperumbudur never come down !
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Recently i spoke with one of the key members of TIDCO who was present in the meeting to take this important decision.

Sriperumbudur Airport is confirmed and they are shelving for the extra run way in the present airport. They have also ordered denotification of the airport zone near gerugambakkam zone.
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If so, this will be a good trigger for development of Sriperumbudur - Kanchipuram belt.Good news for Chennai.Hope the land acquisition and implementation is managed well and does not get mired in politics.
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Recently i spoke with one of the key members of TIDCO who was present in the meeting to take this important decision.

Sriperumbudur Airport is confirmed and they are shelving for the extra run way in the present airport. They have also ordered denotification of the airport zone near gerugambakkam zone.
Hi snt2011! Can you throw some more info on this. Like when was this meeting and when the denotification orders have been released or likely to be released. Some of us own land in G'pakkam and have been desperately looking forward to this news for the last four years.
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HI Murugesh, yes the decision was taken recently and confirmed by one of my close friend (no need to doubt him becaz he has no personal interest in it who works with TIDCO in a key post) who attended the secretary level meeting and they have also decided to denotify the region announced for the new runway for the present airport. He told me about this basically becaz I have a property near that zone and i was asking the details of it. So wait for some time for denotification announcement. They felt in future there is a definete need for an bigger airport and the present one can only handle the requirements upto 2018.
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HI Murugesh, yes the decision was taken recently and confirmed by one of my close friend (no need to doubt him becaz he has no personal interest in it who works with TIDCO in a key post) who attended the secretary level meeting and they have also decided to denotify the region announced for the new runway for the present airport. He told me about this basically becaz I have a property near that zone and i was asking the details of it. So wait for some time for denotification announcement. They felt in future there is a definete need for an bigger airport and the present one can only handle the requirements upto 2018.

Hi,

Is anyone aware of any news on the denotification of lands near old airport and announcement with regards to new greenfield airport?

Thanks
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surf in the net. you get lot of info
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Parallel runway plan in city aborted

CHENNAI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has dropped its plan to build a parallel runway at the Chennai airport. The decision comes after the state government informed AAI that they would rather prefer a new airport at Sriperumbudur.

The parallel runway was proposed in 2006 after studies showed that the existing terminals and runways would be inadequate to handle air traffic and the existing airport will saturate by 2015. But AAI had put the project on hold after the state government in 2009 expressed a keen interest to have an airport at Sriperumbudur.

The project was put on hold after AAI chairman V P Agrawal met the then state chief secretary K S Sripathy. They commissioned a study by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the feasibility of building a new airport at Sriperumbudur.

The ICAO study, published in 2010, recommended that a parallel runway need not be constructed if a new airport was going to be built at Sriperumbudur. AAI officials handed over the report to the state government soon after Jayalalithaa took over after the elections this year. After the state government expressed its wish to have a second airport, AAI sent a letter saying that they will not require the land marked for acquisition for the parallel runway, said airport director E P Hareendranathan.

The four-runway second airport is proposed to be built on 4,823 acres at Sunguvarchathiram near Sriperumbudur, northwest of Chennai, at an estimated cost of Rs 3,500 crore, according to its initial plans.

Close to 1,000 acres in Kolapakkam, Manapakkam, Tharapakkam and Gerugambakkam area have been marked for acquisition for the parallel runway and the state government served notices to land owners in 2007. However, the government was finding it difficult to acquire land northwest of the Adyar river. It was estimated that the land acquisition would cost Rs 2,000 crore.

Residents of the areas had been protesting the move to acquire land for the runway for more than three years. They wanted the state government to build a second airport and de-notify their land. However, the state government is yet to de-notify the land that was marked for acquisition.

There was a feeling among officials that it would be more logical to have a second airport than spending money to expand the existing airport. The existing airport cannot be expanded further because land around the campus has been developed into residential localities.

AAI needs about 5,000 acres in Sripreumbudur for the construction of the new airport. Now, it remains to be seen if the government can get the work done in a fast-track mode.

Parallel runway plan in city aborted - The Times of India
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