Utilities and Support Infrastructure
Creating outside support services/ infrastructure facilities is considered to be as important as the development of the Airport itself. The greatest emphasis is being laid on the access roads. The plan is to take up and complete the supporting infrastructure by the time the airport is built.
Roads to be developed
|Karnataka Border||- Mattannur|
|Mattannur -Anjarakkandi||- Thalassery|
|Mahi||- Muzhuppilangad by pass|
|Nadapuram||- Thalassery road|
Rail linking Thalassery with Mysore will facilitate multi-modal access to the airport. The state government is pursuing discussions with the Central Ministry of Railways on a proposal for 'Kannur International Airport Railway Station'.
Kerala State Electricity Board has accorded its consent for augmenting power supply to cater Airport and other infrastructure requirements.
Kerala Water Authority has accorded its consent to supply treated water for the entire operational requirement of the Airport
The tourism industry, especially health, pilgrimage and beach tourism, would be developed to attract more national and international tourists. The airport will be established quite close to Wayanad and Coorg which are suitable locations for adventure and wild life tourism. Even before the commencement of the construction of the airport several hotel chains have come up to explore the tourism potential of the region.
This is a branch of tourism which can be promoted in this area due to the presence of a large number of internationally famous shrines belonging to different religions.
Traditional industries like textile, handloom and modern sectors like IT will get a boost with the establishment of the airport. Similarly the airport will grow due to rapid industrialization from the flow of increased passengers. It is a win-win situation.
The proposal for the development of the ‘Kannur International Airport’ received ‘in principle’ approval from the Ministry of Civil Aviation in February 2008. Government of Kerala has floated a company by the name Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL)for the development of the airport.
- The airport will be built over 2000 acres of land and will have a single runway, to begin with.
- The project will be implemented on a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis and on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) model.
- The Kannur International Airport will be set up by a Government led consortium. 35% of equity will be with the Government of Kerala, 23% with Public Sector Undertakings, 26% with Airport PSU's and remaining 16% with private individuals and institutions.
The Phase 1 project cost would be approximately 1892 crores including the cost of land.
The development of the infrastructure project will be through global tenders in Engineering, Procurement and constructions (EPC )Model
The Kannur International Airport(KIAL) is the second greenfield airport setup in the public private partnership (PPP) model in civil aviation infrastructure sector in kerala .
The Airport has been planned for development in phases on a modular basis to suit future requirements and also to minimize the initial investments so as to generate revenue at the earliest possible time.
The State’s prestigious greenfield Airport project named ‘KIAL’ will be coming up close to Mattannur in Kannur district of Kerala State. It is only 20 kms away from Kannur city, and 2 kms from Mattannur on Kannur – Mattannur – Mysore road.
The Airport is strategically located with easy access from NH-17 and SH-30 & 36 . The main Railway line from Kanyakumary to Bombay is nearest to Airport and it is situated in between Thalasserry and Kannur railway station.