50 companies evince interest in new multilevel car park at Chennai airport

TE RAJA SIMHAN Chennai | Updated on January 08, 2018

Nearly 50 companies, including L&T, Consolidated Construction Consortium Ltd, Simplex Projects, Raheja Construtions and Amara Raja Infra, have evinced interest in developing a multilevel car park at Chennai airport, according to airport sources.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop the car park on a design, build, operate and manage basis at a cost of around ₹250 crore.

Representatives from these companies participated in a pre-bid meeting held at the airport last week to seek clarifications and visit the project site. The next stage is for the AAI to issue Request for Proposal from interested bidders, the sources said.

The car park will come up in a 4.32-acre plot near the metro station in front of the airport to accommodate nearly 2,000 cars.

The airport handles 40,000-50,000 domestic and international passengers daily.

The successful bidder will be required to pay AAI a 20 per cent share of gross project revenue annually.

The car park will also have commercial establishments, the sources said. The multilevel facility was first envisaged in 2010 at an estimated cost of ₹132 crore to park around 1,300 cars. But the project was called off following a total revamp in the airport structure.

Earlier, the facility was supposed to be a single building. However, with a metro station located right in front of airport, there will be two car park buildings on either side of the station.

This is one of the projects taken up in the ₹2,000-crore second phase expansion of the airport, said the sources.

The present car park has a capacity to accommodate around 1,500 vehicles.

Published on January 03, 2018

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