New airport groundwork to be completed within 10 days

The pre-development work of the Navi Mumbai international airport has entered the take-off stage with groundwork such as soil testing, demarcation, measurement and plotting set to be completed in around 10 days.

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Navi Mumbai: The pre-development work of the Navi Mumbai international airport has entered the take-off stage with groundwork such as soil testing, demarcation, measurement and plotting set to be completed in around 10 days.

This is in sync with the final deadline for financial bids to select a strategic partner ending February 13.

“There’s no delay, the survey work will get completed in eight to 10 days,” said Bhushan Gagrani, MD of Cidco, the nodal authority for the project. “We can wait for a month to reach the actual hill cutting,” he added.

The pre-development work comprises around 50% of the total investment in phase I of the Rs 16,000-crore project. The pre-development work has three parcels. The first two parcels of the tender were finalised last year and works awarded, but the third parcel hit a hurdle. More info

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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