The first flight from the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport will take off in December 2019, CIDCO vice chairman and managing director Bhushan Gagrani has said.
On Tuesday, CIDCO organised a visit for media persons to areas where the people displaced by the airport (project affected people or PAPs) will be rehabilitated. These people will be rehabilitated in Wadghar and Wahal, where land is being alloted.
The media team was also taken to the Pushpaknagar area, where the airport PAPs are being given 22.5% developed land in exchange for the land acquired from them to build the airport. Speeding up the rehabilitation process will help CIDCO stick to the 2019 deadline, sources said.
Gagrani also held a press conference with CIDCO joint MD Vinay Kargaonkar and other officials.
“The people from 10 villages who will be displaced are being resettled in seven pockets. Most of the work in three pockets of Wadghar, Wahal and Kunde have been completed, while the remaining will be done by June end.Tenders worth Rs300 crore have been called for six pockets, and the 7th pocket is small, which too will be completed soon.”
“Now, none of the demands of the PAP Sangharsh Samiti is pending, which means rehabilitation work is nearing completion. It will help speed up the airport project.”