• Navi Mumbai airport may miss December 2019 deadline to commission the first phase

    Navi Mumbai international airport may miss the December 2019 deadline due to extension in the request for proposal (RFP) submission period and delays in securing various clearances.

    The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), which is a nodal agency for the airport project, will now have to extend the time till December or January next year from October for the RFP following the union ministry of home affairs (MHA) according its security clearance to Hiranandani Developers and its consortium partner Zurich Airport to bid for the project. CIDCO earlier had proposed to award the contract and commence the airport development by December 2016 to commence the first phase with 10 million passenger handling capacity annually by December 2019.

    MHA in January had rejected the security clearance following which Hiranandani Developers-Zurich Airport consortium was barred from the submission of RFP, thus leaving GMR Delhi, the GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Ltd, MIA Infrastructure of France along with Tata Realty in the fray. The Hiranandani Developers has now sought the clearance from the union ministry of civil aviation and thereafter will formally approach CIDCO to seek RFP document and adequate time for its submission. George Fant Womens Jersey

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