Sunday, October 29, 2006

MIDC for early start to work on Pune airport at Rajgurunagar

Pune: There is no clear answers as yet on where Pune’s international airport is coming up but Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is keen that work on the site near Rajgurunagar starts by the end of next year.
MIDC CEO Rajiv Jalota told Newsline that a 1,000 hectare site has been identified six km north of the original site at Chakan and that they hope to get the requisite clearances from the Indian Air Force and Airports Authority of India (AAI) within the next two months.
“The regional offices of AAI and Air Force authorities here have supported the new site and submitted a positive report to the Government of India. We expect final clearances to come in within the next one to two months,” said Jalota. Once the green signal comes in, MIDC hopes to start the land acquisition process, which may take a year to be completed.
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