Navi Mumbai airport to be ready by 2019: Fadnavis
Hurdles with land acquisition and environmental clearances have held up the project, the first phase of which was expected to be operational in 2011
Mumbai: Tenders by May. Construction by October. And if all goes well, the first flight in 2019. That’s Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s timeline to build an international airport in Navi Mumbai, a project that hasn’t made progress since the central government cleared it in 2007. Fadnavis made the announcement in the state assembly while replying to a debate on the demands of the urban development ministry in the state budget.