Development of Trivandrum International Airport stalled due to delay in land acquisition

The delay has affected the development activities at the airport. Airlines have been demanding for more space to open new immigration counters to clear rush,

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to request the government again to begin the process acquisition of the land allotted in Chackai.

Around 82 acres are needed for the expansion of Trivandrum International Airport for more immigration and departure counters, conveyors and aerobridges, fuel farm and cargo area. However, only 18 acres were sanctioned by the previous government. Despite repeated requests and a meeting with MLAs and ministers in November last year, the government is yet to initiate the acquisition procedures of the allotted land.

Around 82 acres are needed for the expansion of Trivandrum International Airport but only 18 acres are sanctioned.

AAI will also request additional land of 10 acres to extend the parallel taxi track (PTT) and 14 acres to construct the 150 meter basic strip from the centre line to either side of the runway. The basic strip is required for a licensed airport as per the guidelines of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), for which AAI had sought temporary an exemption till 2020.

The delay has affected the development activities at the airport. Airlines have been demanding for more space to open new immigration counters to clear rush,

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