The Maharashtra government's town planning department, the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), has given over the full 2,866 acres of land for the development of greenfield Navi Mumbai International Airport to Adani Enterprises, the concessionaire.
All 3,070 structures in the project area of the projected international airport, which would be the country's second airport, have been evicted by CIDCO. The local planning body is also nearing completion on the rehabilitation of more than 5,000 households from the area's villages.
CIDCO has reached a significant milestone in the construction of the airport project, which is being constructed by Adani Enterprises' subsidiary Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (NMIAL).
“CIDCO has successfully completed the important milestones of the airport project till date due to the cooperation of the PAPs (project-affected persons) of Navi Mumbai International Airport. The challenging task of clearing the airport site was no exception to it. The work of Navi Mumbai International Airport is proceeding as per the scheduled timelines and the project is on track,” Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CIDCO, Sanjay Mukherjee stated.
CIDCO is acquiring 10 villages in the Panvel region of Raigad district near Mumbai to create an international airport project of 2,866 acres (1160 hectares).
CIDCO has already granted a comprehensive rehabilitation package to the PAPs from these villages, as sanctioned by the Maharashtra government, in recognition of their commitment to a nationally significant project.