The City Industrial and Development Corporation (CIDCO) has begun the necessary legwork and embarked on Rs 340-crore road creation and expansion plan for improving infrastructure in and around the proposed airport in Navi Mumbai.
The corporation plans to build a new road connecting the
proposed Navi Mumbai airport with the Khandeshwar railway station to provide easy connectivity. The one-km, 60-m wide road will have three lanes on either side. It will start from the forecourt of the Khandeshwar station, cross the Gadhi river and end at the airport.
“The road will help us improve connectivity between the Harbour line and the
airport,” said a senior CIDCO official. The road will, however, run through 1.27 hectares of mangrove land and will require clearance from the ministry of environment and forests.
The corporation has will start calling for tenders in June for the new airport. However, rehabilitation of families affected by the airport is yet to begin.
CIDCO has also embarked on a metro construction plan and is looking at the possibilities of linking the Mumbai Metro with the Navi Mumbai one.