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Rs 1,212-crore Chennai airport expansion programme set to commence shortly news
08 October 2008

Chennai: Chennai-based Consolidated Construction Consortium Ltd (CCCL), which has bagged the contract for the Rs 1,212-crore Chennai airport expansion programme, has said it expects to commence work within a month. The work is scheduled for completion in a period of 26 months.

The company will carry out the work in technical collaboration with Canadian infrastructure company, Herve Pomerleau International.

''We are waiting for the letter of award of the contract from the Airports Authority of India. It is expected to come in a couple of days, after which we have a 30-day waiting time to start work,'' CCCL chairman R Sarabeswar said at a news conference.

When complete in 2011, the re-modeled airport will have a departure lounge on the first floor and a arrival lounge on the ground floor. According to CCCL, the building will have interiors that allow natural lighting, an in-campus flyover that will take passengers directly to the first-floor departure area and a multi-level car parking.

Passenger handling capacity of the airport will go up from the existing four million a year to 16 million.

The expansion and modernisation work will include development of the Kamaraj domestic terminal phase II, expansion of the existing Anna International terminal and renovation of the existing terminal.

The new design will also feature restaurants and recreational areas for passengers.

CCCL has also bagged the contract for building a Rs68-crore cargo complex. It was the lowest bidder among L&T, Soma Enterprises, Nagarjuna Constructions and Punj Lloyd. 

 ''The project will be funded using the mobilisation contract AAI will be extending to us, and the rest will come from tie-ups with banks,'' Sarabeswar said.

CCCL has said that it has recently received a Rs 41 crore order for the second phase of expansion of the Thiruvanthapuram Airport terminal. It has also bagged a Rs58 crore order from Apollo Tyres for the construction of their factory building at Oragadam, near Chennai.

It has also received a Rs92 crore order for piling work from BHEL for their proposed 2 x 500 MV power plant at Athipattu.

With these orders, CCCL currently has orders worth over Rs4,250 crore. All this, the company says, makes it one of the leading players in the industrial and infrastructure segments.

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Rs 1,212-crore Chennai airport expansion programme set to commence shortly