Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Cidco, tech body in talks to blast hill for airport

Navi Mumbai: Cidco is in talks with Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), for blasting and cutting of Ulwe hill to develop the Navi Mumbai International Airport.
CIMFR, an autonomous government body and India's largest research and development organization, is based in Dhanbad, Jharkhand.
A team from Cidco recently visited Kolkata to hold talks with officials of the premier institute. This is being described as a rare kind of operation of both hill-cutting and land-filling, and involves discharge of a whopping 35 million cubic meter of debris from the around 3-km long Ulwe hill.
After cutting down Ulwe hill to eight metres, the airport base, where the two runways, terminal building, hangar and air traffic control tower, besides other infra works, will be developed.
01/03/17 Times of India