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NAVI MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – AN AMBITIOUS PROJECT OF NAVI MUMBAI

airport-4The much awaited Navi Mumbai International Airport while is marred with controversy can be termed as one of the most ambitious project of CIDCO and a project that will put Navi Mumbai on the global map. So what is the Navi Mumbai International Airport all about? The international airport project was approved by the Union Aviation Ministry in May 2007. The project then got its second nod from the state government in July 2009 and CIDCO was selected as the nodal agency for the development of this major project. Various studies was held by CIDCO which revealed that nearly 2.6 crore people by air every year. The number is estimated to increase upto 3.18 crores in 2012 and by 2030-31 it may increase upto 9.01 crore. This ever-increasing number of people traveling by flights has already saturated the Mumbai airport. It was found that the city is in need of another International airport to reduce the burden on the Mumbai airport. Hence, the Navi Mumbai International Airport is being termed as a very crucial and ambitious project of the city. Some of the salient features of this project are:

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