Navi Mum­bai air­port

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On 21 April 2017, the Union Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and Forests (MoEF) granted the crucial stage II for­est clear­ance for the Navi Mum­bai In­ter­na­tional Air­port (NMIA), paving the way for work on the ground such as cut­ting and lev­el­ling of Ul­we­hill, chang­ing the course of the river and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of pro­jectedaf­fected peo­ple( PAPs ).

The gov­ern­ment aims for the air­port to be op­er­a­tional by end 2019. The City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (Cidco) of Ma­ha­rash­tra has of­fered 242 hectares of land in Sud­ha­gad near Khopoli against ac­qui­si­tion of around 250 hectares of deemed for­est area for the green­field air­port and has as­sured plant­ing of man­groves three times that of the size in ac­quired area.

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