Chairman of the City and Industrial Development Corporation Pramod Hindurao has said that acquisition of land up to nearly 70% for the proposed international airport near Panvel has been completed and the issues pertaining to those displaced by bigger projects are being settled.
Speaking to news persons at CIDCO headquarters last week, Hindurao said the priority of the organisation is to solve problems relating to the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) and farmers who are displaced on account of the major projects that are on the anvil and those ongoing in Navi Mumbai region. With regard to the compensation to be given to the farmers, he said discussions were underway with the representative of the government and CIDCO S S Sandhu, who is also the Konkan Divisional Commissioner.
About the status of work related to Panvel airport, Hindurao said the state government and CIDCO wanted to speed up the project and hence would ensure that the issue is amicably settled.
He said the project, once through, will handle nearly 6.10 crore passengers and generate enormous opportunities for trade, ancillary industry and above all employment opportunities.
Hindurao also said CIDCO was willing to go “two steps behind” and consider the demands of project-affected persons.