Friday, 1 June 2007
New International Airport at Navi Mumbai
In Mumbai, we have domestic airport at Santa Cruz. From a domestic airport, we can go to all places in India. If we want to go to Delhi, or Chennai, Or Bangalore, or any other city in India, we have to go to Santa Cruz airport to take a flight.
However, if we want to travel to places out of India, then we have to take an international flight from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Andheri.
Since we have many airplanes coming to Mumbai and the air traffic will increase in future, the present international airport will get fully saturated by 2013.
To meet the increasing air traffic demand, it has been proposed to build one more airport in Navi Mumbai.
The Maharastra government had proposed a site in Navi Mumbai for the second airport because of the available infrastructure, power, water supply, road and communication amenities.
The union Cabinet in New Delhi has approved the establishment of a new international airport in Mumbai through public-private partnership at the cost of roughly Rs9,970 crore.