Navi Mumbai Airport May Miss 2019 Deadline, Says Civil Aviation Secretary


While the state government has been consistent that the first flight from Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIAL) will take off by 2019 end, civil aviation secretary RN Choubey on Thursday said that though the ministry is working hard to meet the deadline, commencement of flight operations by next year end seems difficult.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the sixth edition of the US-India Aviation Summit , Choubey said, “I am happy to say that work (on the new airport) is on schedule.” When asked if the state government will meet the 2019 deadline, Choubey added, “It would be tough for us to do that (meet the 2019 deadline), but we would like to try for it, but it would be tough.”

This comes almost three months after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis during the groundbreaking ceremony of the greenfield airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that one terminal building and one runway will be ready by December 2019. “We are confident of (meeting the deadline) as we are getting a lot of support,” Fadnavis had said. Read More…

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