The new R and N taxiways were inaugurated at the Chennai airport on Thursday.
An airport official said the inauguration of these two new taxiways would speed up the flight operational process at the Chennai airport as the flights would easily come to the runway from the bay. The R taxiway is accessible for the main runway and the N Taxiway is accessible for the secondary runway.
Sources said the construction of the new taxiways is a part of the airport extension work which is in progress at an estimate of Rs 2,450 crore. The first flight which used the taxiway on Thursday is the Air India flight which arrived from Delhi in the morning and was accorded a customary water cannon salute.