• Green panel nod to Chennai Airport Phase 2 modernisation project

    Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been asked to conduct public hearing for its proposed Rs 2,587 crore second phase of Chennai Airport modernisation project as its gets central nod for preparing environmental impact study for the same.

    AAI had completed the first phase of the project four years back. Now, it has proposed to start the second phase.

    The proposal involves reconstruction of old terminals (T2 and T3), development of multi-level car parks and integrated common user cargo complex and augmentation of contact bays, among others.
    “An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Union Environment Ministry examined the AAI’s proposal recently and gave approval for the terms of reference (ToRs),” a senior government official said.

    ToRs are guidelines specified for conducting environmental impact studies of projects based on which the Ministry grants or rejects clearance to a project. Ryan Tannehill Jersey

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