Chennai International Airport: From PM Modi Inaugurating It To First Pics, All You Need To Know!

by Shreya Ghosh
Chennai International Airport: From PM Modi Inaugurating It To First Pics, All You Need To Know!

Chennai International Airport is now home to a brand new terminal. This new integrated terminal is the latest addition to the airport to handle the growing number of passengers and increase the capacity. Spanning over an area of 2,20,972 sq m, this innovative infrastructure will surely blow your mind with its grandeur. It is all set to be inaugurated in a couple of days. Here’s all you need to know about this new terminal building.

PM Narendra Modi To Inaugurate The New Terminal Of The Chennai International Airport

Modi Ji will be present at the airport on 8 April 2023 to inaugurate this new terminal. He will inaugurate the first phase of the new state-of-the-art terminal building, as shared by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India in a tweet.

Along with opening this new terminal, PM Modi will also be inaugurating the brand new Vande Bharat Express. This is the 12th Vande Bharat Express train in India and it is going to be operating between Chennai and Coimbatore, covering 495.28 km in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

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The official Twitter Account of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India shared some glimpses and snippets of the terminal and the photos look stunning. You can take a look at the pictures here.

All The Details Of The New Integrated Terminal Building:

  • This terminal building is spread over a humongous area of 2,20,972 sq m.
  •  Chennai international airport’s new terminal building will be able to manage a passenger capacity of about 35 million each year.
  • In just an hour, there will be 45 flights taking off and landing here, according to a report by Zee News.
  • The project for this terminal began 5 years back.
  • The government spent a budget of ₹2,5000 crores for constructing this terminal.

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This new integrated terminal building will make the journey for passengers convenient and smooth. With high-quality infrastructure, there are a lot of additions that will make the journey memorable for flyers. It will have:

  • 80 check-in counters
  • 108 immigration counters
  • 8 self-check-in counters
  • 6 self-baggage drop counters

Travelling from or to this airport will surely be a great experience. We cannot wait to be here!

Cover Image Courtesy: Twitter/ MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI)