New Delhi: Aviation minister Ajit Singh has assured Maharashtra Chief Minister Prtihviraj Chavan of taking all necessary steps to expedite the construction of the Navi Mumbai International Airport.
During a meeting between the two on Monday, Singh informed Chavan that the cabinet committee on infrastructure is scheduled to meet the state-appointed high-powered committee - before August 15 - to discuss the legal aspects of the project.
The actual bidding process is expected to be carried out by March 2013. The proposed airport is expected to build on private-public participation mode. The project was cleared by the Union Cabinet in May 2007 and its progress is being directly monitored by the Prime Minister’s office.
The Maharashtra government has already begun work on shifting of high-power transmission lines, rehabilitation and resettlement of affected people, connectivity and land development.