Pune's new International Airport update

Following a high-level meeting held by the chief minister in Mumbai , the district administration is all set to speed up the land acquisition process for the proposed international airport at Rajgurunagar.District collector Chandrakant Dalvi said that the administration would soon initiate talks with farmers and villagers regarding acquisition of land.Dalvi said, “The site for the airport has been finalised near Rajgurunagar, which is about 30 km from Pune. The Maharashtra Airport Development Company has been mandated to develop the airport, while the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation will carry out the land acquisition process. Nearly 3,330 hectares of land from more than seven villages has been identified for the airport project.” Dalvi said, “Along with the airport work, the administration also has plans to develop the region. This includes construction of roads to other parts of the district. We will ask the respective authorities to chalk out and develop road links to the airport simultaneously. Due attention will be given to finalisation of the plan and submission of the same to the infrastructural development committee for further approval.” The estimated cost of the airport is Rs 7,000 crore.

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