The Navi Mumbai International Airport Limited (NMIAL) crossed a major hurdle with CIDCO clearing all the 3070 structures in the project area and the entire 1,160 hectares of land has been made available for airport construction.
Vice Chairman and MD, CIDCO, Dr Sanjay Mukherjee informed that the rehabilitation of more than 5,000 families from villages is also nearing completion. As many as 10 villages in Panvel taluka of Raigad district have been acquired and this was achieved largely due to the cooperation of the project-affected people (PAP). Public buildings, churches as well as public and privately owned 56 temples have been relocated to the rehabilitation area and the idols have been honorably shifted with the support of the PAPs.
A total of 27 constructions including community temples, schools and cemeteries have been evicted and important pre-development works in the airport area have been completed. The Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), a step-down subsidiary of Adani Airport Holdings Ltd (AAHL) owns 74% stake in NMIAL. The Navi Mumbai airport is a greenfield project that will service passengers in the Mumbai metropolitan region.