The Cabinet today approved three major infrastructure projects – new terminal buildings at Guwahati, Chennai and Lucknow airports at a total cost of more than 5 thousand crore rupees. In a tweet, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said, the new terminal building at Lucknow will have an annual capacity of 13.6 million passengers and will cater to the passenger growth requirements upto 2030-31. It will be built at a cost of 1232 crore rupees and will be a major force multiplier towards UP’s growth.
Mr Prabhu said, the new terminal building at Guwahati will have a capacity of nine million passengers per annum and be built at a cost of 1383 crore rupees. It will give a major thrust to the ‘Act East’ policy and to tourism in North East India.
Mr Prabhu said, Chennai Airport long needed a significant capacity addition. The new terminal building approved today will have a capacity of 35 million passengers per annum, and take care of growth requirements till 2027. It will be built at a cost of 2467 crore rupees.