Ajit Pawar says Navi Mumbai Airport will start working in March 2025

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During the Maharashtra Budget 2024-25 presentation, Finance Minister Ajit Pawar said the first part of the Navi Mumbai airport would start working by March 2025. The airport, handled by the Adani Group, plans to cater to 90 million passengers yearly in five stages.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia earlier mentioned that commercial flights at the Navi Mumbai International Airport would begin by March 31, 2025. Around 55-60% of the work was finished by January.

The Navi Mumbai Airport aims to be eco-friendly, spread over 1600 hectares. The initial phases can accommodate 20 million passengers each year, with more terminals and another runway planned later.

The airport will have good road links, including NH 4B and the Sion Panvel Highway, and rail links through the Targhar Railway station. Metro lines like DN Nagar to Mandale – Mankhurd (metro line 2D) and Mumbai Airport to Navi Mumbai Airport (metro line 8) will improve access. Future plans include hovercraft links from Colaba and cargo connections from Raigad in Phase 2.

In addition to the Navi Mumbai Airport, Ajit Pawar also discussed a new MSME policy, the Jal Jeevan Mission, housing projects for Divyang individuals, and plans for Maharashtra Bhavan in Ayodhya and Srinagar during the budget presentation.