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Works on for parking bays in Chennai airport

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Chennai, Sep 12 (UNI) Work is going on for setting up 19 aircraft parking bays at the airport here at an estimated cost of 37 crore.

Talking to newspersons today airport director Dinesh Kumar said, out of the 19, four parking bays have already been completed and the rest would be ready by January next.

He said the expansion work at the Anna international airport was going on over a total area of 2,000 sq metres at a coast of ten crore. Under this expansion, apart from other developmental works, the arrival and departure areas would be more spacious, he said.

Chennai airport is handling 600 aircraft, both in domestic and international sectors, per day.

Mr Kumar said the construction of the 2,062 metre secondary runway with turning pad facilities, at a coat of Rs 9 crore, was underway, and the work was expected to be over by this December.

''Once the runway is ready, the airport will be able to handle more aircraft and can avoid delay in arrivals and departures'', he said.

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