Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recently held a review meeting of the Navi Mumbai International Airport. During the meeting, Thackeray is said to have asked the officials to resolve any technical hurdles while also hastening the construction and other relevant work at the site.
A senior bureaucrat who was in the attendance said, “There were technical issues that needed ironing out, including the shareholding pattern and the qualifying criteria of GVK etc.
“It was decided that these matters will be put before the CIDCO board for its approval. Following which it will be sent to the chief secretary. Meanwhile, the chief minister has asked everybody to expedite the work to make the airport operational,” he added.
It was recently revealed that the design of the Navi Mumbai International Airport may be reviewed by the Adani Group which took over 74% equity in Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL).
It has been said that the first flight from the Navi Mumbai Airport will take off by 2024, assuming the deadlines are met by the officials. This airport would provide crucial connectivity in the Navi Mumbai region while also reducing air traffic around Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA).