in May 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved an expansion of the existing airport at Meenambakkam at a cost of Rs. 2,467 crore.
The BJP-led Union Government asked the Tamil Nadu government to apply for it under the Greenfield Airports Policy of 2008
According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, “a State Government or an Airport Developer willing to establish an airport is required to send a proposal to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for 2-stage approval.
“Such proposals are considered by MoCA as per the procedure stipulated in the GFA Policy,” the Minister of State, V.K. Singh said on August 1, 2022.
Parandur in Kancheepuram district about 70 km from Chennai has been chosen as the site for the airport, and Chief Minister M.K. Stalin sees it as a driver of future growth towards a one-trillion dollar economy
The announcement of a second airport at Parandur has triggered disquiet and agitation among the residents of villages in the area, and frantic attempts were made by the residents to get accurate information from the revenue authorities