Jul 29 2008, Chennai:
As part of the plan to expand the current airport, 126.59 acres of land for second runway was formerly
handed over to Airports Authority of India(AAI) to start with. It is expected that the tender for forming
the second runway will be announced in next couple of weeks and work will start immediately as follows as well.
Cabinet earlier decided to hand over 1069.99 acres for expanding the Meenampakkam airport. The plan was to acquire
233.01 acres from Manapakkam, 394.91 acres from Kolapakkam, 360.84 acres from Kerukampakkam and 81.20 acres
The second runway will have 1,400 meters length and will be built on top of Adayar river.
There are compliant from the land owners that they didn't get all the settlement so far for the land acquired.
When enquired, the government sources indicated that all the paper work has been completed and as soon as they get
the approval from the government, they will give the fund to the land owners.
Nov 09 2007, Chennai:
Cabinet decided to hand over 1069.99 acres of land to Airports Authority of India(AAI)
for expanding the Meenampakkam airport.
Airport modernization project cleared
June 16 2007, New Delhi:
The Prime Minister’s Committee on infrastructure has cleared the much-awaited
modernization of the Chennai airport. The up gradation and modernization of
Chennai airport, at an approximate cost of Rs.2,350 crore, would be taken up by
Airports Authority of India(AAI). The Committee, which met here on Friday, also
asked for the pre-feasibility report for a greenfield airport near Chennai. The
airport in Chennai currently handles about 25 aircraft movement per hour. In
2006-07,it handled 97,680 aircraft movements The capacity of the airport to
handle aircraft movement is expected to be saturated by 2014-15. The airport
handled 2.8 million passengers in its international terminal in 2006-07 The
capacity of this terminal is three million annually and is expected to be
saturated by 2007-08.
Similarly, the domestic terminal, which handled 5.9 million passengers in
2006-07, has a capacity to handle six million passengers annually and will be
saturated by 2007-08.
Ref: The Hindu
May 22 2007, Chennai:
1,069.99 acres of land to be acquired for current airport expansion
Land acquisition would be in four villages — Manapakkam, Kolapakkam,
Kerukampakkam and Tharapakkam
947 houses would be displaced
New Greenfield Airport
4,800 acres of land to be acquired for new Greenfield airport
Land acquisition would be in Tirumangalam, Mambakkam, Irungulam, Vadamangalam,
Padicherry, Sirukilai, Kilai and Sriperumbudur in Sriperumbudur taluk,
Tirupandiyur and Vayalur in Tiruvallur taluk
1,078 houses would be displaced
CHENNAI: All party meeting chaired by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi decided to
expand the airport and at the same time construct the new airport.
For expansion, 1,069.99 acres will be acquired in four villages - Manapakkam,
Kolapakkam, Kerukampakkam and Tharapakkam. 7,115 people living in 947 houses
would be displaced for the expansion. The earlier plan was to take over land in
thickly populated areas of Ankaputhur, Gowl Bazaar, Pallavaram Cantonment and
this would have impacted 60,000 people living in 5,000 houses. The compensation
package and relocation cost would be around Rs. 1,000 crore.
The Government would also acquire land for the proposed greenfield airport. The
development of the airport and the expansion of the old airport would proceed
simultaneously. As many as 4,820.66 acres spread across Tirumangalam,
Mambakkam, Irungulam, Vadamangalam, Padicherry, Sirukilai, Kilai and
Sriperumbudur in Sriperumbudur taluk, Tirupandiyur and Vayalur in Tiruvallur
taluk would be acquired. A total of 6,540 people living in 1,078 houses would
be razed. The compensation would cost the Government Rs. 1,799.89 crore and
resettlement of the affected people, Rs. 53.9 crore.
The new airport would have four runways and to meet the growing needs of
Chennai and neighboring districts both airports would be required the officials
said. The task of construction would be entrusted with the Airports Authority
All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam did not agree with the resolution,
claiming that many people would be affected by the airport expansion project;
all other political parties agreed with the resolution. Mr. Karunanidhi said
that he had assured the party representative that the Government would look
into all petitions.