Chennai: Cheyyur may be 2nd airport site

CHENNAI: The scenic East Coast Road (ECR) might emerge because the gateway to the city’s second airport, because the Tamil Nadu executive is considering Cheyyur, about 100km south of Chennai, for the power which might care for world flights.



Sources advised TOI that the Kancheepuram district management has collected details of 2,000 acres in three villages of Cheyyur taluk and two hamlets in the neighbouring Madurantakam taluk for the second one airport.

This is the 3rd location into account to decongest the city airport. Earlier, the authorities had looked at a 1,500-acre land parcel at Madurantakam and Uthiramerur, after the federal government dropped its plan to construct an airport in Sriperumpudur. Another 1,250-acre land pocket close to Gummidipoondi bordering Andhra Pradesh in Tiruvallur district is also being regarded as.

“The list of villages include Arappedu and Ayankunnam in Cheyyur taluk and Thozhupedu of Madurantakam taluk,” mentioned a earnings department legit. The distance, alternatively, will likely be a concern for flyers as it's going to take up to two hours to trip from town centre to Cheyyur.

Govt must offer means for faster get right of entry to to site

A earnings department legit advised TOI,“The field measurement book (FMB) of these villages totalling round 2,000 acres has been given to the district management”.

FMB is an important part of land record available with earnings department, which is a caricature of demarcated borders of every survey quantity in a village. The recognized land pocket comprises each patta and executive land, assets mentioned.

Cheyyur is considered primarily for its get right of entry to to two main highways— GST and ECR. The downside would be the distance.

Without a devoted throughway, it's going to take up to two hours to achieve the proposed airport from the city.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) is considering to transport world departures and arrivals to the second one airport.


The state executive may have to both widen GST Road and ECR or supply a mass transit facility like metro rail for faster get right of entry to to the proposed site.


Bengaluru airport is 35km clear of the city’s centre while Hyderabad airport is best 27km clear of the core town.


The civil aviation ministry is planning to conform the place around the new airport into an ‘aero town’ which might be capable of cater to about 40 million passengers in a 12 months.


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