Monday, December 12, 2016

Villagers lose land to airport project

Naresh Patil is plucking vegetables from his farm land in Pargaon village under Panvel taluka. He is looking wistfully at his harvest since this might be the last yield from his half acre land which has been acquired by Cidco for the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA).

With almost all decks being cleared for the proposed international airport and even the land acquisition process in its last stage, the ground work is likely to start by next year. By then, farmers whose lands have been acquired for the cause, may not be able to farm again.

NMIA is one of the world’s largest ‘Greenfield’ international airports currently proposed for development, offering world-class facilities to passengers, cargoes, aircrafts, and airlines. The proposed second airport is located at Navi Mumbai for several reasons, primarily because Navi Mumbai is expected to cater to future growth in population, business, and commercial activities of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The availability of excellent physical and social infrastructure coupled with an environment-friendly site makes the NMIA both technically feasible and financially viable.

The total area of NMIA project is 2268 ha and the core airport area is 1160 ha. The land which has already been in possession of CIDCO is 1597 ha, and another 671 ha land needs to be acquired. Additionally, ten settlements are yet to be rehabilitated. Patil’s land falls in the core area of the airport and has been acquired for the project.
12/12/16 Amit Srivastava/DNA
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