MMRDA to focus on road connecting new airport with MTHL

  • Saurabh Katkurwar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2016 01:16 IST

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has now decided to focus on the second phase of the Virar-Alibaug multimodal corridor, which will connect the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) airport with the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), and the highways going to Pune and Goa.

The 47km stretch of the corridor is planned from Chirner to Alibaug, of which an 18km stretch has been taken up by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on a priority basis.

The MMRDA has planned the 126km corridor to attract business in underdeveloped areas of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

Sanjay Khandare, additional commissioner of MMRDA, said, “In addition, the second phase will connect the highway connecting JNPT with Vadodara. The 18km stretch will boost connectivity of the airport with Mumbai, and Pune and Goa.”

UPS Madan, commissioner of MMRDA, said that the affected- farmers will be asked to surrender their land, and in return, they will be given developed land (with incentive FSI) along the corridor.

Madan also informed that MMRDA had finished land survey and land titling work of the required land.

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