OK for plan to build city around Shirdi airport

Maharashtra Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray cleared a proposal to develop the region around the Shirdi airport into a planned city— Area around Shirdi Hub Airpor. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation. It was decided to develop this area with all the required amenities.

“Shirdi is one of the most famous religious-tourist destination in the country. Millions of tourists, both domestic as well as international, visit Shirdi every year. The creation of facilities will further boost tourism and business,”said Thackeray. According to senior officials, nearly 1600 hectares of land will be acquired for this project and it will be built on the lines of the NAINA, a smart city planned around the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport.

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