The Hindu
Sunitha Sekar

A satellite terminal and twin tunnels, a key project that was planned at the airport, has now been put on hold temporarily as the air traffic has not seen a satisfactory growth.

“We have not dropped the project, but whether we need to invest another ₹2,000 crore for the tunnel and terminal will be reviewed in a few months based on how the passenger traffic grows. For now, we are keen on finishing the phase II modernisation project,” an official said. With an estimated cost of ₹2,500 crore, the new integrated terminal has been under construction for nearly two years and will be completed and operationalised in two phases in the next two years.

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