In the first phase, a southern runway and terminal building will be constructed. Senior CIDCO officials said 45 hectare from the close to 496 hectare of land required for the first phase remains to be acquired.
As Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the City Industrial and Development Corporation (CIDCO), Lokesh Chandra is overseeing work on the ambitious Navi Mumbai International Airport and several associated infrastructure projects. In an interview to The Indian Express, he says he is confident the airport will not miss its 2019 deadline.
At Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, an aircraft generally takes around 30 minutes to exit the runway during peak hours. With the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport adopting the Multiple Apron Ramp System (MARS), the runway occupancy time of flights is expected to reduce.
The prime minister was speaking at Kombudbhuj near Panvel on the outskirts of Mumbai, where he laid the foundation stone for the Navi Mumbai International Airport, expected to witness its first flight operations by December 2019.