Cheyyur, 100km away from city, may be new site for second airport

CHENNAI: The scenic East Coast Road (ECR) would possibly emerge because the gateway to town’s 2nd airport, because the Tamil Nadu executive is considering Cheyyur, about 100km south of Chennai, for the ability which might handle international flights.

Sources told TOI that the Kancheepuram district administration has accrued main points of 2,000 acres in three villages of Cheyyur taluk and two hamlets in the neighbouring Madurantakam taluk for the second airport.

This is the third location under consideration to decongest town airport. Earlier, the authorities had checked out 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 may be being regarded as.

“The checklist of villages include Arappedu and Ayankunnam in Cheyyur taluk and Thozhupedu of Madurantakam taluk,” said a earnings division legit. The distance, alternatively, shall be a concern for flyers as it will take up to two hours to commute from town centre to Cheyyur.

Govt must be offering means for sooner get admission to to web site

A earnings division legit told TOI,“The field dimension book (FMB) of these villages totalling round 2,000 acres has been given to the district administration”.

FMB is an important element of land file available with earnings division, which is a caricature of demarcated borders of each and every survey number in a village. The identified land pocket comprises both patta and executive land, resources said.

Cheyyur is thought of as primarily for its get admission to to two major highways— GST and ECR. The problem would be the distance.

Without a devoted expressway, it will take up to two hours to achieve the proposed airport from town.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) is considering to move international departures and arrivals to the second airport.


The state executive could have to both widen GST Road and ECR or supply a mass transit facility like metro rail for sooner get admission to to the proposed web site.


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


The civil aviation ministry is making plans to evolve the place across the new airport into an ‘aero town’ which might be capable to cater to about 40 million passengers in a 12 months.


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