Navi Mumbai International Airport likely to get key land approval in 3 weeks


By Kailash Babar & Anirban Chowdhury, ET Bureau

MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office is taking keen interest in crucial decisions related to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport and a key approval is now expected in less than three weeks, said two people familiar with the development.

The approval is for handing over 250 hectares of land at Sudhagad in Raigad district by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), the nodal agency for the development of the proposed airport, in lieu of 108 acres of mangroves that will be taken over for the project.

The Prime Minister’s Office has put the proposed project in the new governance programme, Pragati — Proactive Governance and Timely Implementation. More info