The proposed second airport for Chennai will come up at Sriperumbudur. Right now, plans are to handle spillover traffic from the city’s main airport. There will be a runway, a terminal building, approach radar and an air traffic control unit. Depending on the traffic received here, the authorities will plan the expansion of the new facility.

Chennai may become the first in the country to have two international airports as work on the second airports in Goa and Navi Mumbai are getting delayed. The AAI is hoping up to start operating 8,000 ft of the 10,000-ft second runway by April.