Navi Mumbai Airport first phase likely to be ready by Dec 2019.

Navi Mumbai Airport first phase likely to be ready by Dec 2019.

The first phase of the Navi Mumbai international Airport (NMIA) which will have a capacity to handle 50 lakh passengers will be operationalised by December 2019. The entire project which is worth rs 16,700 crore, and will take the load off already saturated Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, will be completed in another two-and-half years after the first phase is ready.

Speaking in the stare legislative assembly’s budget session on Tuesday during question hour, Fadnavis said the project, the foundation for which was laid by PM Narendra Modi recently would be completed in two phases.

The project affected will not be charged developed  fees if they develop the land allocated to them on their own , but these charges will have to be paid by the third party in case any third party interests are created.

The airport will be built by GVK which currently operates the Mumbai Airport.