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1.PIB to clear Chennai airport expansion project cost

The Airports Authority of India has asked the Public Investment Board (PIB) to clear the Rs 210 crore cost over-run of the Chennai airport expansion project.


2.Chennai airport expansion work to be delayed

The expansion and modernisation works at the Chennai airport have been delayed by a year because huge quantities of rocks in the substrata had to be blasted in a controlled manner.


3. TN to Provide Land for Airport Projects

The Tamil Nadu Government will provide land to the Airports Authority of India for expansion of airports in Coimbatore,Madurai and Tuticorin.The government is considering the AAI’s request for land in Tiruchi and Salem to expand and modernise those airports.


4.Airport projects incomplete

Problems in land acquisition, financing issues and lack of clear guidelines to resolve stalemates are some of the hurdles that the government is facing in developing and modernising airports in 35 cities other than the four metros.While the modernisation programme of the Chennai and Kolkata airports is incomplete.


5.Cargo volume falls at Chennai airport

Cargo volume at Chennai airport has dipped for the first time in the last 10 years. In 2011-12, there was an 8.14 per cent dip in cargo volume to 3.57 lakh tonne compared to 3.88 lakh tonne the previous year.


6.TN to set up aerospace park in Chennai

The Tamil Nadu Government is planning to establish an integrated aerospace park across 50 acre near Chennai airport. The move will support the booming aviation industry,


7.AAI proposes hike in UDF at Chennai airport

Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to increase the user development fee (UDF) and landing charges at the Chennai airport.


8.Chennai terminal project delays cost Rs 200 cr for AAI

The delay in completion of terminals at the Chennai airport has caused an additional expenditure of Rs 200 crore to AAI.The authority has constructed international and domestic terminals at the airport.


9.Chennai airport’s new terminal to be opened in a month

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation KC Venugopal has said that the new international terminal at Chennai airport is set to be launched within a month. With operations going full-fledged in the new domestic terminal, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is all set to commission the new international terminal within a month.


10.Global operators for two metro airports

The Union Government is planning to hand over the management control of the new Kolkata and Chennai airports, built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), to global operators through a competitive bidding process.