“The Navi Mumbai Worldwide Airport stands as extra than simply an infrastructure endeavor for Mumbai or Maharashtra; it embodies a supply of nationwide delight,” asserted Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia throughout his go to to Navi Mumbai.
Tasked with overseeing the airport’s progress, the Minister shared updates with the media on the mission’s standing.
Valued at eighteen thousand crores, the initiative is poised to considerably improve Mumbai’s connectivity and is unfolding in 5 distinct phases, with completion reaching 55-60% each bodily and financially. Commencing in 2018, the industrial operation is scheduled to begin by March 31, 2025.
The preliminary two phases will see the creation of 1 runway, one terminal, and a two-crore passenger capability. Subsequent phases, spanning 3, 4, and 5, will introduce a second runway, 4 terminals, and an expanded passenger capability of 9 crore.
Aligning with the Prime Minister’s imaginative and prescient for multimodal connectivity beneath the Gati Shakti Yojana, Shri. Scindia emphasised that the Navi Mumbai Worldwide Airport will combine highway, rail, and metro connections, with future issues for water connectivity.
The airport’s highway connectivity will prolong in three instructions: NH 4B (348), the Sion Panvel Freeway, and through Atal Setu. The Targhar Railway station will present rail connectivity, whereas metro hyperlinks embody metro line 2D: DN Nagar to Mandale – Mankhurd, metro line 8: Mumbai Airport to Navi Mumbai Airport, and Navi Mumbai Pendhar Belapur Taloja metro line. Future plans embody hovercraft connectivity from Colaba and cargo connectivity from Raigad in Section 2.
Past these developments, Shri. Scindia highlighted that the Navi Mumbai Worldwide Airport goals to be the primary within the nation with automated passenger motion inside its expansive 1600-hectare premises, spanning ten kilometers on each the town and airside. The inaugural part is devoted to making a 100% inexperienced airport.
Forecasts anticipate heightened air site visitors with the airport’s completion. The Authorities envisions doubling home passenger site visitors from the present 15 crore to 30 crores by 2030 and is dedicated to establishing over 200 airports throughout the nation inside the subsequent six years. Shri. Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed gratitude to the State Authorities and CIDCO for his or her unwavering help in adhering to the mission’s timelines.