While Navi Mumbai Airport Will Become Operational By 2025, Lack Of Staff Keeps Pune Airport Opening On Hold

Navi Mumbai International Airport's 70 per cent construction is completed.

by Shreya Ghosh
While Navi Mumbai Airport Will Become Operational By 2025, Lack Of Staff Keeps Pune Airport Opening On Hold

People of Navi Mumbai, we have fantastic news for you! Navi Mumbai International Airport will open its doors to the public sooner than expected. The much-awaited airport will kickstart its operations next year, after the completion of the construction of its premises. The project will be ready by March 2025.

Navi Mumbai International Airport Is Set To Start Operations In March 2025

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Murlidhar Mohol, the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, recently shared important updates about the construction of the Navi Mumbai Airport and the timeline to start providing services to passengers. According to a report by The Financial Express, he shared that the project will be completed and ready by March next year. The concerned authorities will begin all operations soon after.

On Sunday, the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation shared the present updates on the Navi Mumbai International Airport project’s construction progression. As of now, the workers have finished 70 per cent of the construction process. Though the infrastructural development was supposed to be completed back in December 2024, it got delayed due to various reasons.

The primary focus at the moment is to finish the rest of the 30 per cent of the Navi Mumbai Airport. The Minister further added that the remaining part of the project will be ready by March 2025. And with the completion, the operations will also begin at the earliest.

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Updates On Pune Airport

Navi Mumbai Airport
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People of Maharashtra are also waiting for the operations to begin at the Pune airport’s new terminal building. Built at a budget of ₹475 crore, it is almost ready. However, there are no confirmed dates announced. A major reason behind the delay is insufficient security staff manpower. Murlidhar Mohol shared that the operations will begin right after getting the necessary CISF force and manpower.

The Financial Express report further added that the Airports Authority of India is yet to receive the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security’s regulatory clearance.

There are additional plans to extend the Pune airport. The significant reason behind this development is to allow wider-body aircraft to operate and land here. With more options for flights, it will strengthen connections too.

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Are you excited to travel from Navi Mumbai Airport and Pune Airport?

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