Tamil Nadu government is planning to set up a second new airport near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. After a long period of discussion, spanning over 10 years, the government has selected Parandur, a village located 70 kilometers from the capital Chennai. It is adjunct to the Chennai-Bangalore highway.
In December 2022, the state government has invited bids to select a consultant, who can assist the development of the airport and for working on obstacle limitations, market demand, air-traffic forecast, environment impact and draw up a master plan for the area. TIDCO the state industries promotional body will select the consultant for the project.
|Project Location||Parandur, Sriperumpudur,Tamil Nadu|
|Project Cost (in million)||₹2,00,000|
|Project Capacity||100 million passengers/year|
The new airport will have two runways, two passenger terminals, a cargo terminal and an MRO. The Parandur airport to be built at Rs 20,000 crore will handle around 100 million passengers per annum.