The wait for the second airport in Chennai is still going on!!
In this scenario, 4 sites have been identified by the TN government now for building Greenfield airport. The locations are Sriperumbudur, Parandur, Thiruporur and Mamallapuram.
It was later revealed by some source that it was not easy to finalize the site soon as various factors like land availability, number and type of runways that can be constructed etc must be taken into account. He added that the distance from Tambaram Air Force Base would also be considered.
For years now, talks about the second airport have been going on. The state government and TIDCO had requested AAI to send a team to study the feasibility of 4 locations and this was as per the industries minister Mr. Thangam Thennarasu. It is worthy to note that more than a decade ago Sriperumbudur was identified as a location for the second airport.
In 2019, Parandur and Mamandur were considered as places for the second airport and AAI had sent a team to conduct a pre-feasibility study. A report was submitted to the TN state government. Later on, Parandur was identified as the location and nearly 4700 acres of lands in the nearby villages were chosen.