Sunday, June 04, 2017

Govt eyes help from Singapore for international airport in Purandar

Pune: Singapore could help the state government in developing the new international airport in Purandar taluka near Pune.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who met group chairman of the Singapore's Changi Airport Lieu Mum Leong in Mumbai on Friday late evening, discussed possibilities of collaboration with regards to the development of the new Pune Airport as well as expansion of the airports at Shirdi and Nagpur.
"The group chairman of the Changi Airport had come to Mumbai on Friday and a meeting took place between him and the Chief Minister, which was attended by senior officials of the Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) as well as other officials of the Changi Airport. Possibilities of collaboration were discussed and we are hopeful that things will move in a positive direction," an MADC official told TOI.
The Chief Minister in his tweet wrote, "Had a very good meeting with Mr Liew Mun Leong, group chairman of one of the finest airports in the world. We discussed ways to collaborate for Sambhaji Raje International Airport, Purandar, and expansion plans for Nagpur and Shirdi Airports."
04/06/17 Joy Sengupta/Times of India