Major Clearance Received for International Airport

By Accommodation Times News Service

By Nimisha Gupta

Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Planning Board recommended considering a twin city across facilitates the separation of greater Mumbai and CIDCO was entrusted with developing necessary social and physical infrastructure. Fortyone
years later, CIDCO has carved out an eminent nest of planned, sustain and self sufficient inhabitation, out of a common,
undeveloped expanse of 344 sq. km. which was once a marshy sanctuary to salt pans and paddy fields.”

Q1. What is much talked status of Navi Mumbai Airport? How much it has progressed and what is the deadline to start it?

Ans. Navi Mumbai International Airport, a prestigious project for CIDCO and Navi Mumbai, is a dream that has been realised with major clearances being achieved. Environment and CRZ Clearance from MoEF, Defence Clearance from MoD, ‘In-principle’ approval from State and Central Government were obtained earlier. Out of three balance clearances, Clearance from Hon’ble Bombay High Court was depended upon Forest Clearance and Zone Clearance for area falling near Karnala Bird Sanctuary, which were recently obtained. Subsequently, CIDCO is now approached to Hon’ble High Court with necessary documents and results are soon expected. The major decision still to be finalised is related to the land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement of the PAP – regarding these decision, discussion is being carried out at State Government level and post consultation with Hon’ble CM a decision will be finally taken.

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