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Special report: Stalled projects

A series on mega projects that have faced bottlenecks and which the Cabinet Committee on Investments has to clear

Land acquisition delays may push Navi Mumbai airport take-off to 2017 First phase of the airport was scheduled to start by 2015 cost escalation to take toll, say experts By Aneesh Phadnis Due to inordinate delays in land acquisition and securing environment clearance, among others, the second airport in Mumbai, the Navi Mumbai International Airport ( NMIA), may not take off before 2017, according to experts. The first phase of the airport was supposed to be operational by end-2014 or early 2015. More than the delays, it will be cost escalation that will hurt the project, said ...