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Navi Mumbai Int'l Airport to be commissioned by 2014

mumbai Updated: Mar 14, 2011 19:29 IST

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The Navi Mumbai International Airport project is "well on the way of being commissioned by 2014," Maharashtra Legislature was informed on Monday.

The announcement was made by Governor K Sankaranarayanan in his address to the joint sitting of the Legislature.

With a proposed capacity of 60 million passengers per year, this airport will be able to absorb the burgeoning air travel demands of the passengers, he said.

Considering the traffic and transportation needs of Mumbai city, the Government has taken up Metro Rail and Mono-Rail Projects to enhance the public transport system and to provide efficient and commuter-friendly mass transit to commuters, he said.

Preliminary survey for implementing the 32 km elevated Metro Line-2 from Charkop to Mankhurd has also been completed and work will be started very soon, he said.

The Government has almost completed the work of all weather road connectivity of villages in the state, the Governor said. The Government has taken an ambitious programme of four laning of the National Highways in the state, he said.