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First flight from Navi Mumbai airport by Sept 2021: Aviation secretary

He said there has been "good cooperation" between the concessionaire, the project-affected persons and the state government

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Navi Mumbai airport project

The first flight from the upcoming International Airport could start operating by September 2021, R N said Tuesday.

Choubey, who reviewed the progress of the greenfield project at a high-level meeting in recently, said both the and the concessionaire are hopeful of starting flight operations in three years.

"The and the concessionaire are optimistic that they will be in a position to start the first flight possibly in three years time from now," told reporters in

"We are trying to, off course, even compress it even further to see the first flight earlier because not all facilities need to be build to initiate the flights. But that's probably the timeline and it's going at very good speed," he added.

He said there has been "good cooperation" between the concessionaire, the project-affected persons and the in executing the airport project.

The project is being carried out under the public-private-partnership model and Cidco has been mandated to execute the project. is developing the project.

The group through its subsidiary, International Airport (MIAL), holds 74 per cent stake in International Airport (NMIAL), while Cidco holds 26 per cent.

In February this year, laid the foundation stone for the airport, which will give a breather to single-runway and slot-constrained in Mumbai.

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First Published: Tue, September 04 2018. 20:28 IST
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