Chennai: The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has received tenders for the construction of runway and terminal buildings at the Chennai International Airport. It said that the tenders, worth an estimated Rs1800 crore, are currently being processed. The airport's development plan focuses on enhancement of runway, apron and terminal building capacities.
According to the AAI, the B Seenaiah & Co. (projects) Ltd–KGLC consortium were the lowest bidders for the runway work while Herve Pomerleau International – (Canada) & CCC Ltd joint venture were the lowest bidder for terminal building works.
The tenders are likely to be awarded to them by the middle of next month and construction work will start immediately thereafter.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been given the responsibility of developing and modernising the Chennai International Airport.
The master plan for the terminal has been selected through an international design competition. While the new domestic terminal will be able to handle 10 million passengers, extension of the existing international terminal will add an additional annual capacity of 7 million passengers. After completion of the project, total passenger capacity will be about 23 million.
It will have a provision of multi-level car parks for 2400 vehicles.
Peak hour aircraft handling capacity will be enhanced from 25 aircraft movements per hour to 45-50 movements per hour.