Pune to Get New International Airport at Purandar by 2019

After long time, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced the name of the projected new international airport – Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje International Airport in Purandar. At Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) board meeting, he gave it a timeline of three years from today.

By the way, this is also the same deadline set for Navi Mumbai airport, which was announced some days back by the CM at a function.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that, “The site is about 15-20 km away from Pune city. It is Located on the south of the city, the projected airport will be connected with six different routes that include national highways 4 and 17.

New Pune International Airport at Purandar
New Pune International Airport at Purandar

There will be a special ring-road connecting major industrial formations with the projected airport from Hadapsar. The projected new international airport will have two airstrips, each one having a length of 4 km. It will handle cargo along with passenger traffic.”

CM Devendra Fadnavis asked about the projected airport in Kolhapur, The state government is expenses Rs 40 crore for this new international airport and it will be a domestic one. A new international airport for Pune was proposed more than a time ago but the project has been delayed for want of suitable land.

Before two weeks, a 15-member team comprising profit officials and representatives from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and MADC had showed a review of the Purandar site in villages Pargaon Memane, Ikhatpur, Rajewadi and Waghapur. The team had found the site most suitable for the new international airport at Purandar.

The Airports Authority of India has since given its in-principle agreement to the site and the state now has to pledge the process for land acquisition.

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