The project has approval of Union and State Government. All the clearances except Forest clearance have been obtained. Draft RFQ bidding documents are being finalised and efforts are being made to commence Phase-I of Airport by 2015.
- Dec. 2011: Revenue Dept., GoM transferred about 245 Ha. of land to CIDCO for NMIA. About 154 Ha. of land belonging to various Govt. Dept. is being transferred to CIDCO for the NMIA project.
- Dec. 2011: The Project Monitoring Committee, GoM at its 2nd Meeting held on 15th December 2011 at Nagpur, gave in-principle approval to the draft Request for Qualification (RFQ) Document for NMIA.
- Jan 2012: Draft Request for Proposal (RFQ) for NMIA Project was presented to Steering Committee, NMIA in its 8th meeting held in New Delhi
- March 2012: GoM sent letter to MoCA requesting that the NMIA project be transferred to the State Govt. by considering under the Greenfield Airport Policy, 2008 to fast track the project approval mechanism.
MoEF Clearance to NMIA
Paving the way for the construction of a second international airport in Mumbai, the Environment Ministry today finally cleared the long-pending infrastructure project at the proposed site in Navi Mumbai which it had been opposing for several months citing ecological reasons.
“Having accepted the site as a fait accompli, the Environment Ministry has acted in good faith to ensure that environmental impacts of the project are minimised. We are happy to note that 80-85 per cent of the concerns raised by us are being addressed by the changes that have been made in the project design and the steps that will be taken by CIDCO on our suggestions,” he said.
“The construction of the Navi Mumbai airport can technically start from today,” Ramesh said.
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Navi Mumbai Airport gets clearance…