It has been quite a long time since the construction process of Navi Mumbai is going on. And finally, it will welcome flights and passengers on board from 2024. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was addressing the Maratha Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) on Sunday. During that time, he stated that the Navi Mumbai international airport will open its doors in 2024.
Navi Mumbai International Airport Will Be Operational From 2024, Comments Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis
The Deputy CM stated some news on the under-construction airport while addressing the MCCIA. He further shared that Maharashtra’s ‘industrial culture’ will get back out there shortly. He also talked about how all the stakeholders need to come together and work in taking the state to ‘number one again’. Devendra Fadnavis pointed out some crucial upcoming projects such as EV transportation, Purandar airport, logistics hub at Purandar, and Pune Metro.
While addressing the MCCIA, Devendra Fadnavis said that the government is working for the Purandar airport in Pune. The government understood the necessity for the Pune airport and they are working on that. In addition to all these, the government is in the plans for a logistics hub at Purandar with the airport. He talked about the importance of connecting the Navi Mumbai and Purandar airports. The Deputy CM focused on the significance of the Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority and Mumbai Regional Development Authority.
Some Facts About The Under-Construction International Airport:
The construction of the Navi Mumbai international airport is in talks for a few decades now. Here are some interesting facts about the same.
- Long back in 1997, the plan for the airport was proposed.
- Later after 10 years, it got approval from the government in 2007.
- There are a lot of reasons behind the delay of the massive project. There were problems regarding land acquisition and environmental clearances.
- The construction is done on a public-private partnership model. And the implementation agency of the project is City and Industrial and Development Corporation. They will sustain the cost and price of the pre-development construction.
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