The country’s two mega cities, Mumbai and Delhi are battling in the race of being the busiest airport of the country. Mumbai’s Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport was earlier known as the busiest airport of the country. However, this time round, the city would be facing a tough competition with Delhi as the latter is soon getting a new runway. The new runway would increase the passenger volume by three times moving way ahead of the Mumbai airport. The Mumbai airport has also dropped the idea of having a parallel runway as it would have to be constructed outside the airport periphery and realty rates do not make it feasible. Although the airport would be building 11 more rapid exit taxiways and the International airport at Panvel would develop but both the projects would be completed by 2009 and 2012 respectively. A NMTV bureau report.
May 17, 2018