@ajithv,@sanjusky,@nowshu,@Tri Man,@Mahesh,@Ajaypp.... Thank U.
The roof needs some cleaning. Heard from Shafi that there are provisions. Shafi, could you please provide more details?
As far as the landscaping is concerned I could see heavy activities at the airport premises. The maintanance contract has been given to Uday Samudra and Ananthapuri Hospital. The airport premises will be well lit up. Large number of High Mast light poles and lamp poles can be seen.
The work on the approach road and the ramps are not yet finished. Once completed it should look good.
Thank U for the reply.@Chandru.. There are provisions for cleaning up these mega structures and that too very advanced machineries and techniques. The amount of earth work and civil activities which are going in and around T3 is huge and that has made the dust accumulated on the top of the truss work. When the maintenance has been given to some party like UDS .. there is no scope of worry.
Firstly d_rk, thanks for the shots. :cheers:The work on the approach road and the ramps are not yet finished. Once completed it should look good.
There are major expansions for TIA which are awaiting the availability of land and which could take off in a year's time once the acquisition of the urgently required land extent is complete. The expansion plans call for the size of T3 to be doubled in the next phase, which cost well in excess of Rs 300 Crores.Whereas TVM airport is a Govt owned facility without any BOT obligations, hence returns to their investment can be recovered without any time-obligations. Likewise there is no planned 2nd or 3rd phase expansion programs, hence there is no need for urgency for them to recover within a time bound period. Moreover the investment is less than 300 Crore.
Lol, what world are you living in, mate? The average profile of the passengers in any Indian airport is not very different. It's not that only billionaires use the other metro airports and only poor folks fly in through TIA. Far from it. You would know that more labourers are present in the ME or SE Asia from Andhra and TN than from Kerala these days. So, more of them must be using Hyderabad and Chennai airports.Secondly the formers airports are patronized mainly by affluent passengers like businessmen, IT professionals and High Income group members mostly with connections to important business cities of the world. Hence it would be peanuts for them to pay Rs 1000+.
As has been stated here many a time, CIAL is NOT a private airport. At best, it is a PPP venture, where most of the investment was made by GoK and various PSUs/PSBs before part of its equity was floated to the market. Its total investment is about Rs 400 Crores till date, which is NOT 4 times that of T3. CIAL charged a UDF for many years till it was recently discontinued and there is a proposal to reimpose it.Even a private airport like Cochin, which has made investments more than 4 times that of TVM donot charge UDF. Even a proposal for reinstalling UDF in COK is planned at Rs 250, far away from TVM's charge.
Shall we move to the first Floor???
First Floor Images:
View of Ground Floor from First Floor:
Dont know what they are planning to do with this in First Floor??? :nuts:
Elevator and Escalators end:
I couldnt take snaps of the exteriors as i was there by late evening and it becomes dark over there... Will take the same once i get there by daytime... Stay Tuned... kay:
By early 1990 there was UDF for TIA for international passengers in another name airport tax.The amount was been more than 500s .That continued forYes, I see the hand of lobbying in this UDF introduction to make TVM unattractive to fare sensitive passengers.