Construct int’l cargo village at Parandur airport: Industry

Industry recommended a parallel runway, an international cargo village, an aero city, and a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Parandur Greenfield airport near Chennai. At the initial discussion, the stakeholders made these recommendations to M.K. Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) said, the airport should have parallel runways rather than the intersecting ones at Chennai Airport to facilitate uninterrupted aircraft flow. A new, first-rate aviation city with top-notch infra was suggested to be built by the CII in the area surrounding the airport. The new airport’s transhipment and cargo handling capabilities could help Chennai become a major transhipment hub in South-East Asia. A separate corridor from the city to the airport by rail, metro, or road connectivity has been proposed for Chennai-Bengaluru route is overcrowded.