Zurich Airport Keen to Develop Navi Mumbai Airport

Published: 24th January 2014 12:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2014 12:06 AM   |  A+A-


Zurich Airport Management has evinced interest in developing the proposed international airport at neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who is currently in Davos attending the World Economic Forum, met officials of Zurich Airport and discussed the airport development plans in Pune, Nagpur and Navi Mumbai.

A release from the Chief Minister's Office today said the Zurich authorities showed interest in the Navi Mumbai airport which has got coastal, forest and environment clearances from the Central Government.

Sanjay Bhatia, Managing Director of CIDCO, state's planning agency which is implementing the Navi Mumbai airport project, apprised the Zurich officials about various aspects of the venture, including land acquisition.

Zurich is currently managing the Bangalore airport with GVK Group.

Chavan took a first hand experience of the facilities at the Zurich airport which has three runways.

The Chief Minister also held discussions with delegations of Japanese and British industry leaders for investment in Maharashtra, the release added.


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