An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment Ministry has recently examined the Airports Authority of India (AAI) proposal for Chennai airport expansion and gave approval for the terms of reference (ToRs). AAI is asked to conduct public hearing for the expansion project. The second phase of Chennai airport expansion project is likely to cost Rs 2,587 crore. The second phase involves reconstruction of T2 and T3 passenger terminals, multi-level car parking, augmentation of contact bays and development of integrated common user cargo complex and augmentation of contact bays, among others. The passenger capacity would increase from 14 million to 30 million passengers per annum.