Minister says Navi Mumbai phase I to be ready by 2020

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has said the first phase of Navi Mumbai airport is likely to come up by 2020.

Speaking at the CII Annual Session 2017, he said that in the first phase a runway and a terminal building should come up at the Navi Mumbai airport.

Pointing out that the Navi Mumbai airport was initially supposed to become a reality in 2019, Sinha said that there were several reasons why the airport was taking long to come up including the fact that the area where the airport will come up was marshy.

“It will take significant amount of time to resolve the issues. We also need to accelerate and expedite the process as much as possible,” he said.

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