Thursday, November 03, 2016

Efforts to bring new airport to Khed take off with renewed vigour

WITH protests taking place in Purandar against the Maharashtra government’s plan to set up an airport there, industrialists and political leaders from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Khed and Maval taluka have decided to renew their demands for setting up the airport in Rajgurunagar area, in Khed.
Local industrialists, MPs and MLAs have sought a meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the issue. They want to “convince” the Chief Minister to set up the airport in Rajgurunagar as, according to them, it is the most ideal and convenient location for Puneites from different sections of society. The Chief Minister’s Office has said it is looking into the objections against the move to set up the airport at Purandar.
The Pimpri-Chinchwad Small Scale Industrial Association has decided to hold agitations, carry out signature campaigns and set up a Kruti Samiti (action committee) to press for their demand. Meanwhile, Shirur MP Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil has decided to present “full facts and information” before the CM about how setting up an airport in Purandar will result in “tremendous loss” to the government.
According to Adhalrao-Patil, almost 20,000 industrialists in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Talegaon, Chakan and Rajgurunagar will be affected by the move.
03/11/16 Manoj More/The Indian Express

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