Will pay more than market value for Parandur land: Thangam Thennarasu – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

CHENNAI: Days after residents of Parandur and nearby villages objected to land acquisition for the proposed airport, Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu on Saturday explained the importance of the second airport project and said that the state government would offer people a better price for their land than the existing market value.

Considering the needs of commercial establishments and tourism in the southern states and flight connectivity to major cities from Chennai, and competition with other states to attract investment, the new airport is vital for the state, said the minister. Thangam Thennarasu in his statement also said that it was impossible to get land for expansion works near Meenambakkam airport due to high cost of land and low landing space.

In terms of passenger volume, Meenambakkam Airport, which was in third place in 2008, rose to fifth position, but Bangalore Airport, which was in fifth place in 2008, grew faster than Chennai thanks to a new airport, he said. The suburbs could stagnate unless the state builds a second airport by 2028. Given the air travel needs of the next 30 to 35 years and the goal of handling 100 million passengers, the second airport is in being built in Parandur, he said.

He also said Meenambakkam airport would continue to operate. “About 4,700 acres of land are needed to park mass flights, build terminals and create infrastructure. After obtaining a feasibility report and land survey, land design and after considering socio-economic measures, Parandur was chosen to build Greenfield Airport,” he said.

The minister said that no water bodies would be affected by the airport project at Parandur. The 360-acre Nelvai Lake, which is included in the project, would be de-sanded and conserved. Measures would be taken to raise the water tables. A high-level technical team will be formed to inspect the proposed airport space and water bodies. Based on the team’s report, measures will be taken for the welfare of the people of Parandur, he said.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, every 100 rupees spent on air travel will generate a profit worth 325 rupees. For every 100 direct jobs created, 610 people will get indirect jobs, Thennarasu said.

CHENNAI: Days after residents of Parandur and nearby villages objected to land acquisition for the proposed airport, Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu on Saturday explained the importance of the second airport project and said that the state government would offer people a better price for their land than the existing market value. Considering the needs of commercial establishments and tourism in the southern states and flight connectivity to major cities from Chennai, and competition with other states to attract investment, the new airport is vital for the state, said the minister. Thangam Thennarasu in his statement also said that it was impossible to get land for expansion works near Meenambakkam airport due to high cost of land and low landing space. In terms of passenger volume, Meenambakkam Airport, which was in third place in 2008, rose to fifth position, but Bangalore Airport, which was in fifth place in 2008, grew faster than Chennai thanks to a new airport, he said. The suburbs could stagnate unless the state builds a second airport by 2028. Given the air travel needs of the next 30 to 35 years and the goal of handling 100 million passengers, the second airport is in being built in Parandur, he said. He also said Meenambakkam airport would continue to operate. “About 4,700 acres of land are needed to park mass flights, build terminals and create infrastructure. After obtaining a feasibility report and land survey, land design and after considering socio-economic measures, Parandur has been chosen to build the airport at Greenfield,” he said. The minister said that no water bodies would be affected by the airport project at Parandur. Lake Nelvai stretching across 360 acres, which is included in the project, would be de-sanded and conserved Measures would be taken to raise water tables A high-level technical team would be formed to inspect the proposed airport space and water bodies. of the team’s report, measures will be taken for the welfare of the people of Parandur, he said According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, every 100 rupees spent on air transport will yield a benefit worth 325 rupees. For every 100 direct jobs created, 610 people will get indirect jobs, Thennarasu said.

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